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Consider a random picture frame in your house. See it? When you wake up the next morning, do you know where it is? Are you confident it is there? Think of another one. When you walk into that room, are you sure you will see it?
What about the frame of your bed? How sure are you that when you return to your room, you’ll find it? Pretty confident, right?
The permanence of these objects is obvious. Yet, why doesn’t it feel this way with God?
It’s like God’s with us one moment and gone the next. We’re full of God one night, but down the next day. Trusting fully, then stuck in swirling ruminations the next hour.
We go from God with us to God is gone. God is here to God, are you really here?
Why does eternal God seem less real than the passing world around us?
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Cor. 4:8
Because there’s a re-framer in our house.
The enemy constantly attempts to steal our view and reframe it with his. He takes our pictures of God’s nearness, assaults them with doubt and tries to move them out of our line of sight. We say, “God’s good and gone.”
Same tricks. Different day.
“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Gen. 3:1
Suddenly, Adam and Eve bit the fruit and were standing stark naked, ashamed in front of a far-off God.
What has the enemy reframed in your life? What has he subtly led you away from? What has he put between you and the God of closeness and fullness?
Remove it. Remove it fast and get with God. Do this repeatedly. All the time. God IS with you. He is. He will never leave your side.