Where is Your God Now?
This article was originally published as a part of the series titled “Just A Thought”
Because of my work I hear many tales of woe: a leader is involved in an affair, a friend whose son has gone very prodigal, a 3 ½ year old boy rushed to the hospital because he stopped breathing (he died), a husband who left his family, men out of work (several), men with terminal cancer (several), a man’s daughter pregnant and not married, a man losing his business and his wife asking, “Where is your God now?”
Because I am human I have my own woes: my father in intensive care, my mother just diagnosed with stage four bone cancer and told to put her affairs in order, the financial pressures of running a rapidly growing ministry.
And these are only samples from today’s list. You have a list of your own.
So where is our God now?
A Bible teacher has a responsibility to explain the Bible, not explain it away. No doubt you have heard someone read a text and then tell you why it “really” means something else. What kind of God would trick us that way?
The Bible declares without reservation that God is sovereign. The Bible declares without reservation that God is good. There is no ambiguity, no chance of hidden meaning, no honest way to explain it differently.
So the question is not about what Christianity teaches but, “Is it true?”
Few men have suffered like Joseph, yet he could say, “You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good.”
Few men have suffered like Job, yet he could say, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in Him.”
So where is our God now? He is where He has always been. He is seated on the throne of His grace and mercy from where He sovereignly orchestrates all the affairs of mankind. And He means it for good. We can trust Him. It is true-even if we are slain.
© 2002 Patrick M. Morley. All rights reserved. This article may be reproduced for any non-commercial use with proper attribution.