When life is challenging and we’re struggling to get by, where is God? When we’re tired and all alone, where is God? These are questions we often ask when life has us down. And the reality is: He’s where He’s always been…right beside us!
God is with us all the time, even if we don’t realize it. All throughout the Bible, we’re told that God is always there. In Psalm 139:7 David says, “Where can I flee from your presence?” And in Matthew 28:20, Jesus says, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” The truth is, we are never alone. It’s a promise that we can cling to.
Over the past couple years, I’ve talked a lot about casting our cares on the Lord. When we feel overwhelmed and alone, it’s important to give these things to God. He’s right there beside us just waiting for us to reach out to Him.
I’m discovering more and more that the answer to challenges and loneliness in my life is simply prayer. It’s stopping and taking time to connect with God. He loves us and He never desired for us to live life on our own. He is there every step of the way to encourage us and to help us.
Are we feeling overwhelmed? Are we feeling lonely? Prayer is the answer. God is with us. He wants to help us. The key is to turn to Him—the key is to give everyone and everything to the Lord.
Today, my prayer is that we will realize the closeness of our Creator: God who created us for relationship with Him; God who is there for us and who wants to guide us and lead us through the challenges of life. May we cry out to Him today and allow Him to be our hope and peace.