These are the times that try our faith.
These are the times when even the most righteous question if there is a God in heaven?
Does He see and know what is taking place on earth? Can He hear our cries for justice? Will He intervene and stop the madness? How can I stay grounded in trying times?
I was praying about a number of things. My heart was restless. I had gotten out of my personal prayer closet. Have you ever been in a place when you are praying, but there seems to be no response? What do you do? Do you keep pressing in or do you attempt to resolve the matter by doing your own thing? Do you keep waiting? Perhaps you call a friend or discuss the matter with someone else you may trust. I had come home from a long day at work.
In the words of Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Look around it doesn't take a prophet or a rocket scientist to know that we live in a world that seems to be spinning out of control. On a daily basis our minds are bombarded with stories of violence, sadness, crime, devastation, perversion, unusual weather phenomenon, and more! There is a place in Christ where peace and solitude can be found. His word says, "You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore" (Psalm 16:11).