Where is God when your heart is breaking? When you’ve been unemployed for 14 months and despair is setting in? When illness has taken over your body and there is no cure?
He’s right there. Sitting next to you. Holding your hand. Feeling your pain.
God doesn’t leave us when times are tough. Our pain and sadness don’t chase Him away. Nor do they imply that He has left us.
Joshua 1:9 “…Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
God’s words are not phrases from Hallmark cards. They come from the mouth of the The Most Holy One. The God who loves us more than we can comprehend. They are promises that He must and will keep—because He is God.
I must remember that God never gets off his throne. God is always God. Nothing changes that.
Give Him your pain. Your tears. Ask Him to wrap his arms around you and take your sorrow.
Stop trying to fix it on your own. Let God be God.
What would I do if I were ten times bolder (my theme for 2010)?
I will respond to my hurts in a way that says, “God is still on the throne.”