What does faith look like when life falls apart?
What do we really put our faith in?
Does it work?
Psalm 139:1 (NRSV) 1O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
Psalm 139:2–6 (NRSV) 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.
3 You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely.
5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.
Have you ever wished you could hide from God?
1. We convince ourselves what God says is true for most, isn’t true for me.
2. We ignore God and act like He isn’t here or He doesn’t care because He has bigger fish to fry. What we are doing is not a big deal compared to others.
Genesis 3:7–10 (NRSV) 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves . . . the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
Genesis 3:9–13 (NRSV) 9 But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11 He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”