Are there times when you wonder who is on your side? Does it feel as though you are left standing alone? Does it seem like you are continually pushing an oversized ball uphill? Are you aware that you are never left alone?
Sometimes we feel as though we are fighting an uphill battle by ourselves. There are times when we feel as though we are Rudolph, floating on a slab of ice across the water taking on the world by ourselves. Sometimes we feel as though we have been abandoned by all others.
Sometimes we have put ourselves in those situations through our own life choices. We may not think it was our choice, blaming our situation on false friends, family, co-workers, classmates, or even a stranger. Yet, we all make choices every day that can slowly contribute to situations we would rather not find ourselves in.
Yet, there is good news. Even when we’ve made bad choices. Even if we intentionally put ourselves in bad situations. Even though we may feel as though the world is against us, God never leaves us so long as we continue to believe in Him. We may not feel Him there. We may think He has abandoned us as well. But God never leaves us nor abandons us. He doesn’t always work on the same timetable we prefer. He is often working behind the scenes, setting up a blessing when we least expect it, yet at just the right time.
You see, God knows what is happening in our lives each moment of every day. He knows exactly where we will be and when we will be there. He knows exactly what we need, whether it’s what we want or not. God is always for us. He is always on our side. He doesn’t always give us what we want, but He does give us what we need. This is just one reason we can trust God.
He doesn’t promise we will never go through tough times. He does promise we will not go through them alone and He will pull us through them. I suppose that is why we see so many people, when they hit rock bottom, turn to God to get them out of the hot water they find themselves in. It is in those moments we realize there is only one answer, there is only One who can get us back on our feet. It is unfortunate it comes to this point, but God is always there.
I pray we all realize God is always there for us. I pray we turn to God in all situations. I pray each one of us works to improve our relationship with God before the tough times come. Turn to God each day. Know that He is always with you. Trust God at all times. Trust God in all situations. Be thankful He never abandons you.
Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?