Does God hide himself?

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  1. TheBigPayback

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    Isaiah 55 : Gods ways are not our ways, his thought are not our thoughts. -but many times in scripture we see instances where God hides himself or cannot be found and the reason is usually to test us. Ex isaiah 45 :15 psalms 44:24 Job 23:8 isaiah 59:2
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  2. Shadow

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    hides himself? Hide isn't the term i'd use
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  3. TheBigPayback

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    Well what would u call it
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    Touche
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    So even in scripture there were times when people couldnt find him.

    And the conclusion they came to was God loves playing Hide n Seek...

    I think that speaks volumes more than i could type here.
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  7. TheBigPayback

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    No of course not read the passages. These were people very familiar with God.
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  8. Shadow

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    God doesn't hide, either he turns his attention away from them, he waits or acts
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    "Waiting" in places that people need to search to find you is basically the definition of hiding.
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  10. Shadow

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    Not really, he states that he 'shows' himself to those who search for him

    Just like with children, Sometimes search need a little direction and sometimes you allow them to make do things on their own. If they don't ask for your help, you wait for them to. If they become reliant on you, you let them do things themselves so they can grow...but that doesn't mean you are hiding
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  11. TheBigPayback

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    Word. Life experience builds character. We all know how spoiled kids turn out.
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    i believe it states that you have to find him while he is still near and also that all though we may give up on him he doesn't give up on us...our timing and his timing won't necessarily match up
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    God just isn't one of those things u can semi commit to and getaway w it. Its says seek him with ur whole heart and you will find him.
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  14. Warpaint

    Warpaint What now?

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    You're right, I checked those scriptures and they do paint Him as a god who hides himself.
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    Right but these were people that were very familiar with him. It was though their struggles they asked where he was. And it was usually cus he was testing their faith.
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  16. Shadow

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    Understandable but the real question comes at that point is, Why would God need to hide?
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  17. Warpaint

    Warpaint What now?

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    Who knows. Seems that when he reveals himself, the suffering makes sense.
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  18. Shadow

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    what do you mean?
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  19. Warpaint

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    When Job's suffering was over, he had more than he had before.
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  20. TheBigPayback

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    Okay look when ur family is gone, status, gone, friends, gone, money, gone, hope gone, who does people usually turn to? Their only hope is to pray to God. So God knows this so and truthfully prolly more people have found God through hitting rock bottom then probably any other way. Thats when they are the most genuine, the most in need and the most open to different possible ways of getting them out of their situation
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