What do we do when God seems distant and hard to see? There are those times when God seems so difficult to know. I find encouragement in Romans 1 verse 20.
“His eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made.”
We are able to see God in the things he has made. If we would take more time to notice these things we would come to see him and know him more clearly.
We would stand at the lip of the Grand Canyon unaffected. A huge problem is that we have lost all wonder. Nothing amazes us anymore. We grow more and more numb to the amazing! We forget how powerful God really is because none of these things amaze us anymore.
Remember being scared to death of a thunderstorm? Remember when the Grand Canyon WAS amazing before seeing it in a million pictures? We lose all the wonder when trees, natural running streams and crashing waves, enormous mountains are no big deal to us. We see them every day, in pictures or as we walk outside. But we forget the amazing things we learned in elementary school; about how trees grow, the details about how waves are created. We forget all those things because we learn it and are no longer amazed.
We do our ability to praise a disservice! We do God a disservice when we are no longer amazed by these things. Praise is our amazement expressed! The problem is that we simply are not amazed!