And that is where you will find yourself.
It is most certainly where you will find God.
Several years ago now, a family in the church I attend, was devastated, by the accidental drowning of their very young son.
Many people felt the tremendous loss, but in no way could that compare to the life altering loss the family would experience then, and for the rest of their earthly life.
A few years after the accident, I was talking to the father of this family one evening.
He had stopped to ask me how I was doing after the then recent loss of my mother.
The ongoing effects of his own loss was weighing heavy upon him that night, and he was sensitive as to how I was doing as well.
We were discussing the support of people around us.
My remembrance of this moment and his words come back to me often.
“John, I would not want anyone to go through what we went through. But you know where I found God most faithful? It was a couple of weeks after everything was over, and good hearted people, who had been there for us, went back to their own lives. And it got quiet. Very, very quiet. But that is where I found God in all of this.”
It is often in the darkest places that we see God’s light.
It is often in the quietest places we hear God’s voice.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
Why would the Psalmist write this verse in such a manner?
When would we need a lamp and a light while walking?
When we are walking through dark places.
It is during these dark times that we discover who we are.
The weight of a circumstance weighs upon us and bends us low, but we do not break, and we are not brought down.
During difficult times, we find strength we did not even know we possessed.
When you are feeling overwhelmed by life, by your seemingly inevitable demise, be encouraged by the following verses.
“O God, my heart is quiet and confident. Psalm 57:7
“Though a mighty army marches against me, my heart shall know no fear! Psalm 27:3
Be open to looking to the strength that is within your heart.
God is already there.
He left a light to guide your way.