Hebrews 11:6 says: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”. The Bible teaches us that He is there and is not silent. We also learn that God is sovereign. He is the absolute ruler of the universe and is in control of everything. Nothing surprises Him and nothing causes Him to be frustrated. We need to realize that evil has been unleashed in our world because of the sin of the first man Adam. Even creation groans under the curse that rebellious and fallen man brought upon himself through the fall. We must also understand that we will never fully understand His purposes. Yet we as His children can take comfort in the fact that He is right with us and never leaves us no matter what may happen in our lives. We can also rest in the verse that says: “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”.
Where was God when I got cancer? Where was God when I lost everything in the storm? Where was God when my dearest on earth died? God was right there standing next to you helping His dear child through the tragedy. All of these heartbreaking tragedies also remind us that we simply are not home yet. God is there in the middle of the storm and one day He will wipe away all of our tears.