Every once in a while I might go about my day and not feel God’s presence. This is alarming to me. Not that this is a new experience, and it surely is an experience that most Christians complain about at one time or another, however lately I’ve been reading in the old testament about how severely God had punished his children when they angered him. Often times this resulted in deaths. How many times had I transgressed knowingly against my God and still lived? So when I am reading about God’s wrath and I don’t sense his presence I start to wonder, why God? What did I do? Is it because I was too harsh on my kids today? Was it because I ate too much food today? Was it because of… something I did or did not do Lord? So I have asked him, and last night he responded with his tender counsel, he told me that he considers me like a child. He told me that just as I am working to take care of my own children, seeking to take care of their needs even when they have not asked me, but just because I care about them and want them to be happy, that he is doing the same thing for me. He reminded me of my little children who trespass against my rules every single day, and how I have to correct them, however I would never abandon them or forsake them, but rather their failures is to be expected. This entire time as a grown woman who is parenting her own children the best way that she is able to, is still but a little infant in the eyes of God. Now since he had shown me how he sees me, and how patient and kind he is with me, I also am convicted that I need to treat my little ones with the same mercy and patience that my heavenly father has shown me. Thank you my heavenly Father or your tender counsel for not leaving me orphaned.