What causes God to hide His face from us?
Is it when we sin or break His laws? Is it when we turn our face from Him and seek after the temptations of this world? Is it when we hold onto anger and bitterness and refuse to forgive others?
What are the causes?
What are the results?
And is it a bad thing if it cause death of the flesh and a renewal by the Holy Spirit?
You hide Your face, they are troubled;
You take away their breath,
they die and return to their dust.
You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the earth.
May the glory of the Lord endure forever; May the Lord rejoice in His works.