A few people have tried to play peek-a-boo with Jenny, but she is not so excited about that. Apparently she is too young to appreciate the game – in her mind when she can’t see you your gone. She is too young to have a concept that you still exist even when you are behind something or in another room so peak-a-boo is quite stressful. If you want to get Jenny excited don’t hide yourself away and pop out, instead come close to her. She loves to chat nose to nose and smiles ear to ear when you sit cheek to cheek. She wants to touch your face and you lips when you talk.
In many ways we are the same with God. When we don’t see Him at work in our lives, or we don’t feel Him, then we doubt His existence. When God is not obvious in our situation we begin to question Him, fear sets in and faith waivers.
Psalms 10:1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Like a infant we panic when we feel alone. Even though I tell Jenny that I would never leave her alone and that even when I leave her with her nanny I will always come and get her, she doesn’t understand. At the moment when she wants me and I am not there she is sad. Even though I always come back she doesn’t remember back to that, instead she panics because mum is gone. How often have I done that with God? No matter how many times He comes through for me I still panic when circumstances make me feel like I am alone.
Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Yet instead of looking at the circumstances I need to remember that God says even when I can’t see Him, He sees me and He loves me. Lord, help me to trust your presence with me, even when I can’t see or feel you.