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Where is God?

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When something bad happens, especially when it’s something so shocking and painful that we can’t even comprehend the how and why, we tend to ask the big questions.  Why would God allow this to happen?  Where is God?

I can’t even attempt to answer those questions.  Only God knows why He allows evil, sickness, and pain to exist in our lives.  Sometimes, we may feel that if our faith is strong enough, if we just pray hard enough, we are ensured  a peaceful, happy, successful, and financially secure life, without ever experiencing pain.  We fall into the trap of praying for the specific want or need to be answered in a particular way, and forget to add the part that says “not my will, but yours be done”.

Lately, I’ve begun to realize what it means to truly trust Jesus.  It means to completely let go, and trust Him with your very life.  That no matter what happens, you trust that “all things work together for good for those that love Him”. Your trust in Jesus no longer hinges on whether or not you get the answer you want.  You trust Him and know that all things work toward your good, and also the good of His Kingdom!  We are all in this together, and all play an integral part of the beautiful tapestry He is weaving.  Only our Lord can see the complete, beautiful tapestry of His plan…we are only capable of seeing a veiled, partial view.

I always longed for a true relationship with Jesus.  In the past, I based the relationship on whether prayers were answered, and what God seemed to be “doing for me”.  It was almost as though if I did not get the results I anticipated, that either I wasn’t praying correctly, or God just wasn’t listening.

What I learned to ask myself is – what am I doing for the relationship?  I expect God to always be there for me.  Am I there for Him?  Am I meditating, spending alone time with my God and listening for His loving whispers? Do I align myself with Him, and make necessary adjustments or do I go about my life, making the excuse “that’s just the way I am”.  Do I stand on the Truth of His Word, or do I listen to the deceit and lies of satan…..through modern culture, political correctness, and the entertainment industry.  Do I make the effort to  choose what is most pleasing in God’s eyes, or do I make choices that are most offensive to the ONE who loves me perfectly and unconditionally?

We all have sin in our lives.  The closer we pull to Jesus, and allow the Holy Spirit to enter our hearts, we will notice subtle changes. It becomes easier to pull away from sins that were strongholds for so long.  When we struggle and fall, we look to Jesus to cover us with His forgiveness and grace.  Sometimes, we feel overwhelmed by the burden of a sin that is so strong within us, even after prayer, confession, and repentence, that the only thing we can do is totally surrender it to our Savior.  He is always there for us, loving us and waiting for us to let Him in.  What are we waiting for?

So my simple answer to the question “Where is God?”… He is all around us, and the most wonderful and joyful reality is that He is in each heart that invites Him in!

Luke 22:42  Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.

Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 2:9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

4 thoughts on “Where is God?

  1. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    Something very telling happened to me yesterday! I know it proves what is being stated in this posting as correct and a sheer example of what is going on and how it works! The thought that just came to my mind is something my Dad and a few others had said to me growing up; “don’t get too big for your britches.” Another I know to be so true is, “don’t run off half-cocked!”

    I was taken very ill a few days ago very unexpectedly from food poisoning and when I finally felt well enough to look at the internet to any extent I saw a response to one of my recent comments and here is what I had to say for some reason feeling it was good to be that open about it; then just now I woke from a sound sleep in the middle of the night to find this newest posting at this site at the top of my message cue that cuts to the thick of it as I see it being overwhelmingly, and so pertinent and; so right! So I will include here what I had to say yesterday at an online Catholic site regarding an article that was written a few years ago and I became only the third person involved in the subject up for discussion regarding angels. I see what is going on and why, but, you can be the judge of what it means and should add up to for yourself, with the Holy Spirit guiding you! Amen.

    My response to the other Word Press blogger’s comment to me.

    “I’m just getting over some severe food poisoning which felt like I was living the title “No Time to Die” out, both figuratively and literally which was crossing my mind; as it was so gut wrenching and nauseating an ordeal for the first 24 hours, I mean screaming with pain and I know that is insane to hold back from running to the nearest clinic, it could make for a scene in any such movie; not too pretty! So bad that I didn’t have the ability to sleep a wink until finally last night as I was toughing it out with no medical intervention other than home grown tried, tested and proven remedies, but it was a battle which now though mostly passing; I’m washed out!”

    My commentary to the Catholic site.

    “I don’t sugar coat anything when I see falsehood and lies staring me in the face! Straight out of the gate Amber Marie you are way over the top and defiant here! I see rebelliousness in your thoughts, words and deeds which we must recall was the main thing that Lucifer started his downfall with along with the subsequent fallen angels; to be cast out of Heaven which we can see with basic common sense and conscience that rebellion and contemptuous defiance is wrong; as rebellion in heaven was the beginning of all evil and transgression against God Almighty and His Creation! Where in Holy Scriptures does it teach you to see the names of angels other than the ones Genevieve pointed out?

    From my perspective you have a stubborn faulty idea that you are doing some great good by promulgating the seeking of things that you and I are not meant to know about nor can we being in the flesh and not purely spiritual form as yet! If exorcists are aware that this is a thing that should not be advocated then I should think with your common sense and not some arrogant self-serving egotistical motivation, you would relent quickly from this practice of yours which is actually very occultist and pagan! “Why do you ask the name of an angel,” just mentioned in this article, which is even in Holy Scriptures is pointed out as not to be done; and what purpose does that serve outside of some concocted thoughts of your own? They are doing what God through the Holy Ghost allows them to do and that is good enough for me, I don’t have to be a “bro” with my Guardian Angel, but, just knowing he is there and watches over me as God Planned is good enough for me!

    I have had encounters with my own Angel which saved my life on a few occasions, but, what I saw or believed happened wasn’t totally what my eyes and mind were seeing, because it’s not of this physical plane! So I just knew enough to tell me a great supernatural event took place and I was protected or spared from impending doom of my physical body life, Divine Intervention if you will! I never was curious about a name nor if I could just ask this powerful being to be summoned or know I care about him and want to get to know him in any other way, than to know he is there and will do what God needs and wants him to do; don’t you get that! You’re being a bit childish and self-serving putting yourself above things that you are totally incapable of being above, or able to contend with; or ever know enough about, as my Dad always said, “son you know enough to get yourself in trouble;” by so doing inviting disaster and bringing sin upon yourself by this behavior!

    I hope for your good you will see where I’m coming from and understand, putting aside our egos’, and just realize; I’m talking from experience and some firsthand knowledge but more importantly wisdom that has been provided to me from the “Holy Ghost or God’s will” as a blessing and for a purpose; His purpose! We are only the lost lambs so we must never forget that and get chips on our shoulders; which I have done in my life too, and it always resulted in trouble or hardship.

    We also don’t need to start making a practice of some worshiping or great adulation of our angels, they are fine and will remain so under God’s will, and so that is none of our business nor should we get troubled by this simple fact one way or the other; just seek to do the Father’s will at all times, and leave the unseen and all the things we “mere lambs” have no understanding of to God; and be happy to know the power of God is at work in all of these things seen and unseen!

    Obedience is extremely important as is being totally humble to God’s will! I wrote something a while back that pertains to the sort of trouble you could be heading toward if you persist in this self-styled concept of yours, which I’m sorry with my having to confront you like this, with my being the one to tell you how you’re asking for trouble and biting off way more than you can chew in this matter!”

    “Just this week experienced vicious attack upon my Catholic faith and me personally by a cult of self-righteous loudly proclaiming so called “Reformation Christians” who were giving great credence to the writings and teachings of Diana Severance who made enormous effort to paint Anne Askew as one of the greatest nonconforming human beings to have ever walked the earth and indeed painted her as being from what I was hearing one of God’s most anointed, and a women for the ages for all women to emulate. They immediately after my making a comment which I will include here began with the Catholic bashing with horrendous prejudice and totally anti-Catholic pure hate filled vitriol, which I responded to with my not wanting to argue and play any games, but saying how I would pray for these people upon my participating in a Holy Catholic Mass while receiving the Body and Blood of Christ through the Holy Eucharist Sacrament.”

    https://lawrencemorra.com/2020/05/31/the-grace-of-god-produces-unity-and-the-disciples-of-jesus-experience-this-concretely-at-pentecost/

    Please read the entire long blog essay and I truly hope some of what I say here today penetrates and you open up to God’s will totally, and remain on a solid footing with your faith in Him alone; so that your life will be exactly what He, has planned for you!

    Pray directly to Jesus in all matters and He will take it from there!

    John 14:16 “15If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you.”
    God bless you and keep you!

    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

    The additional blog link is to an essay I wrote more recently that speaks to my encounter with my angel.

    https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/07/19/i-am-the-way-the-truth-and-the-life/

    God bless you and keep you! Amen.

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  2. Beautifully written of a soul who has surrendered to the one who holds their life in His hands. Very good read. God Bless You.
    Julia

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  3. I appreciate how real you are here. If you’re interested, I have a category on my blog called “Why Bad Things Happen” – it’s a collection of answers that I have found helpful.

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