When God is Most Invisible

 David inquired, “Why are you cast down, O my soul?” (Psalm 42:5).

“Oh, it is hard to work for God,

To rise and take His part

Upon this battle-field of earth,

And sometimes not lose heart!

He hides Himself so wondrously,

As though there were no God:

He is least seen when all the powers

Of ill are most abroad.

Or He deserts us at the hour

The fight is all but lost;

And seems to leave us to ourselves

Just when we need Him most.

Workman of God! O, lose not heart,

But learn what God is like;

And in the darkest battle-field

Thou shalt know where to strike.

Thrice blest is he to whom is given

The instinct that can tell

That God is on the field when He

Is most invisible.” 1

David continued, “Hope thou in God!”


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  1. Bishop Frederick W. Faber, Sermons on Old Testament Heroes, by Clarence Edward Macartney, Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, New York and Nashville, Copyright 1935, p. 96