Friday, January 22, 2010

Where is God? . . .

Is that not a question that all Image Bearers ask at one point in time?

Where is God when I feel afraid?

Where is God when I feel rejected?

Where is God when I am alone?

Where is God when my friends turn into my enemies?

Where is God when I watch my child die of cancer?

Where is God when I watch my grandfather take his last breath?

Where is God when my husband forsakes his vows of forever covenant and faithfulness?

Where is God when I witness such devastation such as recent earthquakes, floods or famine?

Where is God when anger and rage enflame the heart of man and take another life?

Where is God when . . . you, go ahead and fill in the blank? Where is God? Where is your God?

St. Augustine said it well in his book, Confessions . . . how shall I call upon my God, my God and my Lord, since, in truth, when I call upon him, I call him into myself? What place is there within me where my God can come? How can God come into me, God who made heaven and earth? O Lord my God, is there anything in me that can contain you?

I believe we are entering days where we must understand more fully than we have ever before our relationship with God and we must grow in it. If not, we just might be asking, Where is God? and not know the answer. To not know the answer would be . . . could be quite dreadful.

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Donna said...

Thank you for posting prayer is that all who ask this question will know Jesus as their Lord and Savior!

Lylah Ledner said...

you're welcome Donna....have a sweet weekend of rest and Sabbath.

Jennifer said...

Well written...I am always inspired by the words...

"I lift up mine eyes to the hills...from whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. He will not let your food be moved. He who keeps you will not slumber..."