I'm not surprised.
But reader - I've been there. RECENTLY. And here's what I learned.
We either believe God's Word, or we don't. I pray you do, because it's Truth. (whether you believe it or not :;grin::) That said, if we believe God's Word, we have to believe all of it. And He says "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
This wasn't some pie in the sky sentiment. It was a promise. IS a promise.
Someone close to me and dear to me suffered a loss not too long ago that really made them question their faith. Question where God was. Question why God didn't intervene and comfort them in the moment or the moments after. In the pain. They felt alone. Abandoned.
But God was there.
Why He didn't let that person feel it? I don't know. But I firmly believe that in the times when God seems silent, He is at work. About to do something in our lives to blow us away.
I've experienced this personally in my life recently.
God is there. He is at work. He doesn't stop. He doesn't sleep. He doesn't get distracted or busy or look away for even a moment. HE DOESN'T ABANDON US.
Here's the thing -
We have to be open to hear Him speak. That comes essentially through His Word, the Bible, and often through other Christians. But He is also in nature. Creation. Beauty. He is the innocence of children. I don't know how many times my preschooler has said something off the wall to me that was straight from the Lord. He uses anyone and anything to speak to us. Pray He gives you eyes to see and ears to hear! This is crucial, friend. We have to want it.
He also promises us, along with His promise to never forsake us, that when we seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him.
He didn't say WHEN. He didn't say right then. He didn't say it would feel or look like we expect it to. But He promised it would happen. That we could trust Him.
This song sort of sums it up. Please listen to the lyrics.
My favorite line in the lyrics? "We cannot separate 'cause You're part of me and though You're invisible, trust the unseen."
'm praying for you today.