Sometimes it feels like God just isn’t there, doesn’t it? You’re going through a tough time, whether it’s with your marriage, or at your work, or whatever – He just doesn’t seem to be there.
Think of it this way: At any given time, the sun shines on half of the world, while it’s dark on the other half, right? When it’s daytime, we see the sun. But at night, we don’t see it. When it’s nighttime, and we can’t see the sun, does that mean it’s not there? No, of course not. It’s still there – always will be. And you know the sun is there because its light is what causes the moon to shine.
Same with God. When we’re going through a dark time in our life, He’s still there. He always will be. And He’s helping us along the way. It may not seem obvious but just as the sun shines through the moon to help us see at night, God will use other people or other “tools” to help us see where we’re going and to help us get through whatever we’re going through. Today, try to look for those “tools” in your life.
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (NIV)
Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (NIV)
Deuteronomy 31:8 “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (NIV)
There is a prayer vigil for Pastor Behnam Irani (whom I asked prayer for a couple posts ago) on the 19th of September – this Friday. Nobody seems to know when his trial will be but it could be within a week. Please pray for Behnam as he and two other pastors (Silas and Matthias) have been charged with “spreading corruption on earth” , which is punishable by death. Speaking of prayer vigils, there’s also a prayer vigil for another imprisoned pastor, American pastor Saeed Abedini, on the 26th of September. The 26th will mark the second year of Saeed’s imprisonment.