I have seen quite a few different books with titles starting with “Where is God When….I’m scared, I’m hurting, I’m alone, etc.”
I think the better question is: Where am I when…I’m scared, hurting, lonely, etc.
Am I spending time with God? Am I sitting in front of a TV all day watching “reality” TV? Where is my heart? What is going on in my thought life? Am I daily reading my Bible, seeking godly counsel, and praying?
God has not left me; He has not changed, so if I am struggling with something, I should not question where God is, but question where I am.
Our natural tendency is to want to blame someone or something for our misfortune, unhappiness, or pain. The truth is it should cause us to reflect on all of God's mercies and our utter need to continually cling to the cross. The next time you are going through tough times, stop and evaluate where you are at. I am confident you will find that God is right there beside you.
As a personal note-
I would like to thank all of my family and friends (both new and old) that have been faithfully reading my daily blog. I am struggling with such bad side effects right now, the chief of which is lack of sleep. I am tired and not feeling all that creative right now (my brain is seriously foggy averaging about 5 hours of sleep per night). I will not be posting every day for right now. I do not want to force myself to write something just to have a blog post. I would prefer to write something meaningful and helpful, and worth the time you spend reading it. I plan to keep writing and will keep you all updated on the prayer requests, trip to mayo, health issues and all the rest of my life, a couple of days a week or more, but not daily. Have a great day!