“God, are you avoiding me? Where are you when I need you?” Psalm 10.1
Our thirst to have a relationship with God is one we often cannot describe or understand. Our quests, pursuits of knowledge and experiences, are often shadows of our true desire to know God. Our anger, depression, and sense of desperation reflect God’s silence and apparent absence.
Yesterday I fought a combination of politics, earaches, and lack of progress. I am sure your battles share the same foundation. Everything comes back to people you meet, friends, and finally you or me. Everything is a symptom for the real problem; there is no God or, if there is a God, God is absent!
Yesterday’s battles were topped with a two plus hour flight delay. As I stumbled into bed after midnight the impact could be felt from head to toes and out to my fingernails. Where was my God?
God spoke, caressed, and nurtured you and I yesterday. Did you hear, feel, and sense the touch? God never avoids us and is always there, however the realization is on us.
God spoke quietly all night nurturing the answers to my fears and guilt. As I woke, the answers simmered on my mind, well done from a night of resting in Him, ready for my response and actions. Living out the answers in the first day brought a fresh sense of peace and purpose. Striving towards your goals is always better than running away from your fears and guilt.
God waited quietly beside me as I walked the path. I faced a couple of rough patches where God reached out and held me steady. A word from a friend, a look of assurance or rebuke, all told me I have a God who cares and is involved. Rough walks are normal for my God! God actually says we should expect them if we are walking together.
God gave me a place to rest. Good friends, strong family, and the words of a child all told me I am safe with Him.
God is with you.