Have you been in a place where everything was going on just awesome and happy and then 💥 it all came to a standstill?
Lord, You are with us, then why is all this happening? Have You left us? because we feel forsaken! Where are You?
Well let me tell you are not alone 🙂 Gideon also had to face a similar situation. Look what he says in Judges 6:13.
And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this befallen us? and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.
Often in our spiritual journey as well, questions like these do arise. Look at the life of Joseph. His coat of many colours gifted by his dad, was stripped away from him. He was pushed into a pit where there was no water. From there he was sold to the Midianite merchantmen. The businessmen further sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of the Pharoah.
In Potiphar’s house, the household was blessed because of Joseph. But sometime later, he was falsely accused for a crime he had not done. Potiphar’s wife wanted to enjoy Joseph and so she caught hold of his garments. He left his clothes in her hands and ran out of the house naked. The lady put the blame on Joseph and he was put in prison.
NOTE: ALL THIS WHILE GOD WAS WITH JOSEPH.
Until the Word of God tried him, God was with him. At the appointed time, God lifted him up and made him the next-in-chief of Egypt.
Jesus said in John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Jesus is with you. You may have to go through waters, valleys, valley of the shadow of death, accusations, ill-treatments and the list may go on. Saul was after David for his life for 38 long years. By the way, Saul was God’s anointed. Yet he was after David. Meanwhile David got a chance to take Saul’s life twice. But he did not raise his hand against the Lord’s anointed.
Just leave it all in His hands. God will do the needful at the right time. Don’t worry! Believe – God is with me, Jesus is with me, Holy Spirit is with me. When the Triune God is on your behalf then who can go against you? Don’t lose your rest in God.
Jesus said – ... and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen – Mathew 28:20
God bless you!