In times of trial or distress, it is common to ask God “Why?” or to wonder where God is in the midst of it all that is happening. In general we hold to the belief that God is supposed to fix things or at least make them better. And when He doesn’t, we begin to question and wonder.
During these “dark nights of the soul” it can be so difficult to find God. It’s not that God is absent from us, it is just that we are having a hard time connecting to or feeling God is near. It is truly like we are wandering around in the dark.
And at just the right moment, after all has been stripped away and we are desperate, God is right there. He comes alongside, arms around us, and He walks us through. When we get to the point of crying out to God, we find He is right there. Then the gloom begins to lift and we begin to see the light ahead. James 4:8 says, “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” This is an important verse to remember when we are in the midst of struggle and we feel alone. May we keep it ever in our hearts.