Sometimes, we feel separated from God’s presence. God seems silent throughout immense suffering. We ask, “God, where are you?”
When I endured my first nine months of homelessness, I kept writing and pitching, yet nothing seemed to work out. I knew God had called me to write, but I felt distant from God. Everything seemed to go wrong.
Finally, I cried out to God, asking, “God, where are you? I need you right now!” I felt so hurt. Nothing was going right. But after a couple of weeks, I received my first acceptance into a poetry magazine titled Spectral Realms.
Although we may feel like times and seasons have separated us from God’s love, nothing ever can or will. When we feel distant from God or deal with immense spiritual attacks that overwhelm us, we can take heart. Nothing within or without, in the heavens or the earth, in any nation or any place, can separate us from God’s love. Regardless of what’s going on, or why it's happening, we can lean on God’s promises. Nothing can snatch us out of God’s hands.
Regardless of what goes on in the world or the news we hear on the television or the radio. Even if there are wars, famines, earthquakes, and calamities, and the seas tremble and storms shroud the heavens. No matter what weapons are forged against us or what attack the devil sends our way, nothing can separate us from the love of God.
Be steadfast in your faith and trust in the Lord above all else.
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