Where is God Almighty when the storm clouds come rolling in and I cower at the sound of thunder? My knees quake and my spirit trembles at the first drop of rain and I long to hear Him say, “Peace, be still.”
But all Heaven is silent as the lightning crackles.
Where is my Shepherd when the tears of grief are falling and my spirit is bowed down with a heartache too heavy to bear? I want Him to wipe away the tears and lift this cross that’s been laid on my shoulders.
But all Heaven is still as salty tears splash on the ground at my feet.
Where is Yahweh when the night is filled with a darkness so thick I can feel it in my soul? Inky blackness invades my mind and I lose my sense of direction. I want to hear His resounding command, “Let there be light.” And all my troubles will fade away as His light chases away the darkness of evil.
But all Heaven is hushed, as though waiting.
Why does He not answer when my heart and soul cry out for Him?
Hour after darkened hour pass until finally the first faint glimmer of light is seen on the horizon.
And as the darkness slowly fades away in the light of a new day, it takes my breath away.
For there I behold God.
Yahweh had been there in the inky blackness……….but it was so dark, I couldn’t see Him. I look down to see He had been holding my hand all through the long, dark night.
My faithful Shepherd had been there when my burden had been too heavy to bear……….but my tears had obscured Him from view. For there in His hand were the tears that had slipped down my cheek.
God Almighty had been there when the lightning flashed and thunder rolled………but my human eyes had not been able to see through the rain. For as the rain subsided, I beheld through the rising fog the stalwart figure of my God.