I’ve had many conversations where believers and non-believers, alike, are asking the question, “Where is God?” They wonder why would He allow all of this stuff to happen to His people if He really cared. While no one has all of the answers. What I implore us all to do is remember the following:
First, Matthew 13:24-30 NLT, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’ ‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed.’ ‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked. ‘No, he replied, you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’”
It is incumbent upon us as Christians to be in the world, but not of the world. Which translates to believers living amongst unbelievers. While living together, unbelievers are going to present things and circumstances that can be convincing if we do not study our Word and move closer to God. God stated that He would never leave nor forsake us; therefore, in times of loneliness, in times of disbelief, in times of despair, we need to move closer to God and His Word for comfort. He will speak to us and guide us. There will be times when He will speak and we may find ourselves in a situation all by ourselves, but we must bear in mind that when we have God on our side, we have the majority.
As Christians we must also remember that there is no man, woman, nor child that can help us get into nor stay out of the Kingdom. Therefore, our strength, wisdom, or anything else should not come from man, but from God. Remember, we walk by Faith, Spirit, and Word, not by sight, sense, and circumstances. When we keep that in mind that should be a great relief, in spite of what the world says. When we remember that God is not a man that He should lie, we will find comfort in knowing that whatever man plans regardless of his worldly powers, his worldly riches, worldly connections, etc. God is Omniscient, Omnipresent, & Omnipotent.
Second, what should empower us is remembering Romans 14:11 NLT, “As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.” Again, since God is not a man that He should lie, we as Christians should find comfort in knowing that as long as we believe and move closer to God, all will be well and we will never again have to ask the question, “Where is God?”