When something terrible happens and we don’t see God intervene, we sometimes wonder whether He’s really there at all. In the wake of worldly turmoil, political scandals, a self centered materialistic culture, and terrorist attacks on innocent people I am sure there are many asking, “how is this part of the plan? This doesn’t make sense.”
We’re not alone. Scores of believers have run into these times and non-believers take these events as justification. Even King David experienced a time when God seemed inattentive, his own conflict is evident with varying takes on God’s place in his struggles.
Think about the last time you questioned God’s existence. When the smallest inclining of doubt rushed through like a tsunami against the tower of your faith.
In the coming days we will examine people who faced tragedy, pain, and disappointment. We will look to find God and the tools He equipped us with for these moments.
It is truly amazing how a day can unfold. Your morning starts off with the regular routine with a few minor alterations and then it is off to the races. It is your familiar Tuesday with familiar things tasks, meetings, interactions, and plans. Then life through you a curve ball catching you unprepared.
For the last few weeks I’ve been going through the books of Psalms and reflecting on today I come across some words of encouragement God was giving me.
In Psalm 71, we find David asking God for help. He needed assurances of His nearness and comfort as he faced his enemies. “Be my rock of refuge, “David said, “to which I can always go…Do not be far from me, my God; come quickly, God, help me.” Continuing on, “do not forsake me when my strength is gone…even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me.”
Psalms 37:23-24: “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”