Our God in The Nothing
As my marriage crumbled around me, I could feel God pulling me together. Later, after a divorce, depression, deep depression, would sometimes set in, and the friends he would give me to call me out of it and the times I could hear Him call to me were unmistakable. The miracles surrounding me meeting my now wife could not be denied, and the happiness of being a newlywed has been elation and a fulfillment that can only come from scriptural marriage.
It’s only fitting that in the canyons of our lowest times and the peaks of our happiness we can see God so clearly. But sometimes, in the drudgery of our work we see nothing. He seems to not be there. Nothing is extraordinary and everything is frustrating.
It is in these times that we must look for God. His presence, though not always apparent, is still there. The pace is slower, but forward movement is still important. “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8) It’s our job, in these times when God seems quiet, to resist our enemy by drawing on the authority that we’ve already been given.
My prayer for you this week is that when you struggle with the nothingness that is everyday life, you find God where He is and that you move forward faithfully and know that the straight path that you are on was made straight by Him. (Proverbs 3:6)