When times are tough, what I genuinely believe about God comes to the surface. In the center of the struggle, my actions show my real feelings about God.
When I’m in the center of the storm, do I turn to him?
As my world spins and swirls, do I look to him for direction?
And – the big question – when its dark and discouraging, do I trust him?
Do I trust him when my heart is shattering into a million pieces? Do I trust him when all of my future plans have just been blown apart? Do I trust him when my life becomes sad and painful?
These are the situations where my true feelings about God are revealed.
The good news is that these are the same situations where the strength and power and grace and love of my Father God is also best revealed. He’s always there – right in the middle of all the questions and problems and frustrations.
“I am Yahweh – the Lord.” God said these words to Moses thousands of years ago when Moses was faced with the extremely challenging task of leading the Israelites out of Egypt.
‘God Almighty’ is my God. He has revealed himself in new and beautiful ways in the middle of the tragedy I have been going through these last 2 1/2 years since my son was killed. God has been faithful through the storm of grief and emptiness.
He is always faithful.