Are you there God?

Have you ever had times in your life when everything seems to be going wrong?  You stop, reevaluate, try to find a silver lining, and then realize that everything is indeed going wrong.  I have. And my first line of questioning is “Where are you God?”.  It feels like He has just vanished and forgotten about me.  In theory, I know that is not true.  Experientially, it feels true.  In times like these emotions can run through a broad range and sometimes it is hard to keep them in check.  What I have learned through the years is to validate every emotion, but not always act on them.  Sometimes emotions just need to run their course first, then you can step back and evaluate what should and should not be acted upon.  Trust me when I say it can cause a few less entanglements in relationships when done in that manner.  Asking and questioning God is a healthy thing to do in times like these because it keeps you connected to Him even if you don’t understand the situation.  He is there.  He promises never to leave or forsake us.  That is what we have to remember and believe in spite of how we feel.  

Melissa