Sometimes, in our head, we know that God is always with us and that he cares.
But other times, when we don’t feel his presence or we don’t see an answer to our prayer, we begin to doubt, don’t we? If you’re human you’ve probably felt a time when God seemed so distant and you’re begging him to come down and fix whatever problem you’re having or you're begging just to feel his comfort. We know he’s able, but when we don’t see anything happen in that moment of time, doubt tends to creep in.
It’s painful when you’ve known the goodness of God but then it seems like he just vanishes or hides his self from us. Even in Psalm 10:1 David says “why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” David felt like God was intentionally dodging out of David’s sight. But it’s like David has that thought and he then fights against it in verses 17 and 18 when he says:
O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.