Where is God?
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Psalm 139:7-8
One thing I do know for sure when life here on earth happens it reveals who we are and who and what we put our trust in.
I am thankful I have a real God, One who is acquainted with grief, sorrow, and rejection, and no matter where I am; on the mountaintop or in the pit, He is there with me. He does not love me less on my bad days, nor are my good days an indicator that He loves me more, because He loves me fully, without measure, and perfectly.
I know I can speak honestly and in full transparency, because I know we have all had days where we wonder if God is really with us and does He see what is happening. When it seems like one thing after another is going wrong, breaking down, or not going as planned or expected, it can give place to wonder.
Even David, who God called a man after His own heart, experienced this questioning.
As for me, I said in my alarm, “I am cut off from Your eyes.” Nevertheless, You heard the voice of my supplications (specific requests) when I cried to You for help.” -Psalm 31:22
Yes, even David had emotional moments when he accused God of abandoning him instead of asking Him for help, yet God still answered his true need.
God knows our weakness. Take courage, your weakness is the reason He chose you and is allowing you to experience the battle. It is in our weakness that we can experience and know His grace and His strength.
Friend, what is going on in your life? What giant is taunting you and what mountain is standing in your way? Don’t give in and don’t give up, stand firm and know that God’s word is true, He does not lie, and His promises are yes. No matter what your eyes may see, or your ears may hear, God is for you!
Shut the world off, bring your inner circle close, separate yourself from the unbelievers, and draw close to God, for in Him you will find your answer, in Him you will find your refuge, in Him you will find your strength, and in Him your joy will be made full.
Remember, your hope is in Him, and Him alone.
Be Free & Stay Free
But I say to you, love [that is, unselfishly seek the best or higher good for] your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may [show yourselves to] be the children of your Father who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on those who are evil and on those who are good, and makes the rain fall on the righteous [those who are morally upright] and the unrighteous [the unrepentant, those who oppose Him]. Matthew 5:44-45
He was despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief; and like One from whom men hide their faces He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him. Isaiah 53:3
God has selected [for His purpose] the insignificant (base) things of the world, and the things that are despised and treated with contempt, [even] the things that are nothing, so that He might reduce to nothing the things that are. 1 Corinthians 1:28
but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9