Are you searching for a source of peace? We want to pray for you.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
I wish I could say that I always feel like God is with me; but I can honestly say, that sometimes even though I know He is there, it seems as though He isn’t. Even when I recount his faithfulness in my life, there are times when I feel like He’s gone.
A few months ago just as I was preparing to go Christmas shopping with my sister, I noticed that thirty dollars was missing. Not just any $30, this $30 was special! This was money that my husband didn’t know I had, and I was going to use it to purchase a special Christmas gift for him!
I frantically checked the pockets of all of my pants twice, my wallet three times, and in my drawers. I looked through the laundry, in drawers, in coat pockets, and in the car. Nothing! I was disappointed; I really wanted to give my husband a special Christmas gift.
At the diner, where we rested our feet, I jotted down on a notepad how I had spent my cash. The calculations pointed me right to the money I had been missing. The money must have been in my wallet all along! It was never gone!
God tells us that he will never leave us. He will never forsake us! Yet there are times when things get hectic, we encounter challenges, and we are so caught up in life, that we lose Him!
The good news is: just like my money wasn’t really lost, God isn’t either. He’s just patiently waiting for us to see Him, for us to acknowledge Him. Through every trial, every circumstance, God is always right there with us! Even when He’s with us, sometimes we just don’t see Him.
And in these times, it is important for us to remember the unchanging truth. And that is this: even when we don’t see Him, He is a faithful God. Even when we don’t feel Him, He is a loving God. Even when it seems we are so very alone, He is an omnipresent God. It is in these times we remember the unchanging truth that is written. “I will never leave you, never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).
Have you lost God? How can you be prepared to rely on His truth even when it seems God is lost?
Heavenly Father, help us to remember your promises. Forgive us for times when we have doubted or pushed you away. Help us to trust in you even when it seems like you’re not there. Help us to truly rely on your promise that you will never leave us or forsake us! Amen
Questions: Have you lost God? How can you be prepared to rely on His truth even when it seems God is lost?