Recently, I have discovered a simple truth that I probably should have known all along, but didn’t—God is not just there for us sometimes. He is there always.
Simple, right? It wasn’t so simple for me.
Even though the concept is simple it took me a great deal of trial and error in my prayer life to realize that God is with us in good times and bad. When I hit a particularly rough patch, my first thoughts usually run the gamut from “Why did God let this happen?” to “Why me?” to everything in between. I think that is the normal reaction to any sort of bad news or tragedy.
I saw a Tweet that said something along the lines of “God is there right beside us in our problems.” I don’t recall the exact wording, but that was the sentiment that I took away from it.
It’s a beautiful thing to think about. We may not see the way in which God is working in our lives all the time, but we can be assured that He is there. He laughs with us; He cries with us; He’s there with us; in all manner of things.
What do you think? Does knowing that God is there with you all the time help you get through each day, both good and bad?