It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. Part of that has been due to time and the bigger part has been trying to come up with a topic to write about.
Of course, it took my better half to come up with a topic. And it’s a good one. Especially for the times we are currently living in. I hope I can do it justice.
I think there might be some out there who are asking themselves ‘where is God in all of this?’
With everything that is happening in the world right now, Christians may start wavering in their faith. They might start to wonder where He is and why isn’t He doing something about all of this? The BLM and Antifa riots; the pandemic (plandemic?); the lockdowns; the mask-wearing and the social distancing. And let’s not forget the war on race and gender. There are people out there who are literally losing their lunch over the gender of a plastic potato. Watch your backs, Mr. Clean and Mr. Coffee! A plastic potato is offensive but it’s okay to play a video game (Grand Theft Auto) where the player can set a prostitute on fire. I mean, seriously, priorities people!
But I digress…
In all of this, I want to assure you that He is there watching all of this. Nothing is beyond Him. He sees the past, present, and future.
Heck, because of the isolation some of are going through with the pandemic we might feel that He isn’t there at all. In spite of our enemies God is with us. In the very midst of them, God provides. As the war rages around us, He strengthens us. It might not look like something we desire, but He provides. We may even thrive in the very presence of those willing to destroy us because He’s got our backs.
Don’t think for one minute that I haven’t thought the same things some of you might have been feeling over the last year. You may have asked yourselves the same questions I did: “Where is He in all of this?” “Why is He letting all of this happen?” “How can the evil that we see in power have such control over our lives?”
We might feel as though He isn’t providing since life is not as we used to know it. Our lives have become uncomfortable, so obviously God isn’t here anymore, right? Maybe God wants us to have LESS FEELNG and MORE FAITH. Faith in spite of our discomfort. Faith in spite of sadness. Faith in spite of our enemies camped around us. How often is our faith determined by how we feel? It’s time to stop associating God’s presence by how we “feel” and begin to build our faith based on His promises. This worldly existence will be a blip compared to eternity. Through the grace of God our faith will become strong when we are at our most weak.
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord that it should leave me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:8 ESV)
I think Psalm 23 is also a good one to always keep close to you. This reminds us that He is always there and will always provide. He knows what we need before we know what we need. Don’t be afraid of what’s out there. We have the power, through Jesus, to defeat all of our enemies including fear.