When flood waters rise and unrelenting rain pours from the sky, God where are you?
When fires rage, consuming everything in their destructive path, God where are you?
When hurricanes churn in open waters, terrorizing those in their paths, God where are you?
When a grim-faced doctor reveals a life-changing diagnosis, God where are you?
When nations war against nations, people against people, brothers against brothers, God where are you?
When children are buried, marriages dissolve, and hurting souls take their own lives, God where are you?
I AM here.
The words float toward earth—billowing echoes from the throne of Heaven.
I AM here, the echo repeats, Closer than the air you breathe, nearer than your beating heart.
I AM standing beside you, giving you strength.
I AM whispering peace in your ear.
I AM holding your hand as you stand in broken disbelief.
I AM stroking your hair, catching your tears.
I AM waiting within the pages of My Word.
I AM longing for you to look to Me.
I AM the Sovereign God who promises to never leave you nor forsake you.
I AM brokenhearted with you. I AM grieving with you. I AM saddened with you.
But I AM also the author of Hope, and dear one, your story is not over, this moment does not define you. This storm will pass, and you…my precious child, you will be stronger, braver, bolder. You will be changed because you saw Me in the midst of the storm.
For when you see Me—when you look past the visible, into the face of the eternal—you will never be the same.
This is my promise to you:
In Me you will find strength and peace and rest.
In Me you will find hope and courage and wisdom.
In Me you will find refuge and protection and light.
In Me you will find….life.
Tonight, may you feel the arms of Love wrap around you tonight and the presence of Peace surround your weary soul.
*This post is an excerpt from an earlier post titled God, where are you?