Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Where is God in a Crisis?

I know you have been there...we all have. And if it truly was a CRISIS, you may have wondered where is God now! Why would God do this? How could he allow this? How could he turn his back? Why would he turn his back? Why? Why? WHY? And then some may go further wondering if there really is a God. Yes you have screamed it have I. So where is he? At the exact moment when you become aware that you ARE having a HS(holy shit) Balls moment..where is he? To answer that question you will have to decide...point blank...IS there a God! (And that is a whole nother blog post!!) But as for me... my answer is YES! So we'll just go with that!!!
Well then where is he during that unimaginable moment when utmost fear hits you like a ton of bricks on your head and heart? When you are having a miscarriage? When you are riding down some highway at 75 mph with you child in the back of an ambulance? When the most important person in the whole world says they DO NOT love you? Or worse when that most important person dies? When you realize what everyone is telling you is true and your child is sick with a chronic illness that is never going to go away? now where is He?
Turn with me to Jeremiah 29:11; now read verses 10 to 15. One of my favorite sayings in my home is "He's the man with plan and I am just trying to stay on his agenda! Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Ok Ok so there are 2 things you must first decide; is there a God and is the Bible the word of God. Now turn to 2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching , rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for EVERY good work. So if you are really in then are going to actually have to grapple with 1 more decision...Is the Lord...your Lord! And that my friends is...yep you guessed it ...a whole nother blog post...and of course a decision You have to make! Soooo? Are you in yet? Awesome; now turn back to Timothy. If God knows the plans he had for you then ...He has A PLAN!!!! Can you imagine a plan for all of us! You just went there didn't you? You were not suppose to do that!!! Ok so can you alter His plans...In my opinion and it is opinionated at best...yes you can! There seems to be biblical evidence of yes and no...much due to the fact that we do have freewill to make choices and do as we wish so to speak...And with that my answer to Where IS HE?...IS....He has already been there! He is in front of you! He already knew! He knew and he planned for that. He knew each and every thought you had and he planned all of your paths. All of them...which in my opinion would lead to believe there are many paths and it is up to us to follow and stay on the path. He is LOVE and NO he does not want you to hurt. But he does want you! Yep You! And he does have his ways! Are you still in Timothy?...Now read Jeremiah 29:12-14 again...We'd never pray if there was nothing to pray about ...would we????
Just for more thought...Wonder if the Blessings are in the sufferings...perhaps they come in rain drops, perhaps they come in a thousand sleepless nights, perhaps the come in joy and in those unimaginable moments of pain and sorrow...Perhaps his blessings are exactly that...blessings! If I had of known his plan for me and my life ahead of them occurring... I would have never known the sweetness of my unanswered prayers... Yes Yes Yes! He is there and you are in the palm of his hands!