“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 38-39
Not long ago, a family member and I had a discussion about why some people seem to suffer the loss of so many relatives or friends in such a short time. We talked about how others sometimes feel that life is not fair, as well as ask the question, “Where is God in the midst of loss and uncertainty?”
Personally, I have not asked God where He is, because I know beyond a doubt that He is with me. However, I’ve not understood His timing many times in my life. And I’ve probably come close to asking why things happen as they do. Even in my “more mature” years, I find myself needing to lean not on my own understanding, but on His.
I do know that God is who He says He is, and that even in the wake of our own human trials, suffering, grief, and testing, He is closer than we know. God cares and will always be true to his Word. He is merciful and He is kind. His ways and thoughts are not like ours. To me the best part is that His love for us is unlike anything we can imagine. That brings stability, peace and assurance when we are on the precipice of questioning the “ why’s” in our life. It gives us comfort throughout the tough times.
So where is God? He is right beside us and always will be. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He never changes. We will always be able to rest on His promises. May you experience that rest and peace, even today.
Prayer: Father God, we honor and praise You, for You alone are worthy of our praise! Thank you for creating us to be doers of Your Word. Thank you for being beside us during times we don’t have the answers for, or understand Your timing. Our faith tells us that You know best and we thank You for the security we find in You and You, alone. Rather than look for answers we will never find, help us to place our total reliance on Your sovereignty. Give us strength to walk through our hard times with joy and gratefulness, simply because of who You are! We love You and thank You for always hearing us when we pray. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.