I mentioned yesterday that this has been a busy week. There has been a lot to do. There has also been a lot to think about.
One friend is questioning her direction in life, wondering whether the career she’s always known is the one she wants to continue. She’s been successful; but is that enough?
Another friend is struggling with a child who is on drugs; when is it time for tough love? When does caring become enabling? The line sometimes is so fine as to be almost invisible.
And yet another friend is grieving over a child who no longer believes in God. We can encourage them, because we have walked that path; yet we also know the tears.
Meanwhile, the world spins along, with its debates and threats and injustices. What can we do?
For myself, I’ve been doing a lot of listening, less talking, and more praying. And I’ve been trusting in one thing: That God, who is sovereign and sublime and above all, is the One who revealed Himself as Immanuel, God with us.
In the midst of the questions, He is with us.
In the middle of the anguish, He is with us.
In our times of despair, of worry, of fear–He is with us.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. …
Who is like you, Lord God Almighty?
You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
– Psalm 89:2, 8; New International Version
Whatever you, or those you care about, are going through, know that God is with you. His love for you–and for them–is unending. Even during those times when we can’t quite make sense of what is happening, we can still find our place of comfort in Him.