DAY 274 OF 365 IN 2021

Psalm 79:10 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Let there be known among the nations in our sight The avenging of the blood of Your servants which has been shed.

When anyone encounters a child who appears lost in an environment within which they are supposed to be in the company of another, alarm bells begin to ring and this question does spring to mind. As though by default, we ask ourselves and them [if they are able to respond] one question- ‘where are your parents or where is your guardian?’

This question is defaulted to because we unconsciously sort of expect the vulnerable to be in protective company. Therefore, in our very own lives, when the people around us see evidence of things not working out as well as they could or puzzle pieces not fitting in place, those who do not have our exact concerns at heart begin to whisper and gloat. They ask the question “where is their God?”

Again in Psalm 42:3 and 10, when the Psalmist found himself in treacherous waters, where crying became his food day and night, his audience kept asking the question ‘where is your God?’ You know what, there are instances when the happenings in our lives appear to be very consistent with the absence of God in our lives. It does seem we are all our own and things don’t just add up.

If you find yourself in such a season, I bring you words of encouragement that ‘it only appears so’. To you, God says:

When you’re in over your head, when you go through deep waters of great trouble, I’ll be there with you.
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end —
Because I am God, your personal God, (Isaiah 43:2)

So beloved, be encouraged today.


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