Where was God?

When I look back at all the chaos in my mother’s life, I have asked myself the important question, “Where was God in all of the mess?”

I awoke this morning with the answer. He was in the morning glories I saw every day. He was there in the home of a new friend. He was there when I heard my sister sing, “He can turn the tides and calm the angry sea.”

I searched for Him. I found Him. He gave me hope through dark waters – through midnights.

For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16 (NIV)

When I heard the Good News, my life changed. Of course, the waters continued to be turbulent, but there was an anchor. There was a balm in Gilead. 

I found whom my soul loveth.

Song of Solomon 3:4

I found music. I found the tones of the cello reassuring and life affirming.

I found Living Water.

The Comforter Has Come

I’ve experienced hopelessness and deep emotional pain, but I am so very thankful that there is an Emmanuel who gives us hope and incredible joy!

I began searching for God when I was a pre-teen. It went deeper than a casual desire to know Him. My older sister began to tell me about living water and the story of the woman at the well. When I heard her sing the song in church, I began to weep. I had no idea that there was a God who loved me, a God who could hear me, and a God who could “quench the thirsting in my soul”. My soul was so very thirsty. He filled my cup. He brought me joy through despair. He can do the same for you.

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