In my office, I have a poster that hangs on the wall. It reads, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). This is the promise of God to Joshua and claimed by most people who have ever walked with God. We trust that whatever life may bring our way, whatever the enemy throws and the Lord allows that God will not forsake us. I believe this to be true. This does not mean that life won’t drag us through hardship, that the enemy won’t attack us or that He won’t allow it all to come tumbling down on top, around and in us. However, it does mean that when the dark times come – He is there. He is not absent from our pain, but asks us to trust His Presence through it. 

As I mentioned in my last posting, I am reading a book called Ghost Rider (not related to the movie by the same name.) The author, Neil Peart, tells about a friend who is going through one of these lonely dark places in his life. In a letter to his friend, he affirms his love and promises to look after his family and that he should not worry about their needs. Then came the sentence that grabbed me.  He wrote, “Whatever you need, I’m here for you . . .  and even if I’m not here for you, I’m somewhere for you!” Man, I wish I had written that, but even more, I want to be that for my friends. I want to be so solid that they know that when I’m not with them in the flesh, I am somewhere for them.  

Our Father has a longing in His heart that is the same. He wants us to believe that he is “somewhere” for us. Someone said, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” I know there are times when we feel like he is absent. Today, if you are sitting in the darkness of your soul wondering why He isn’t there for you – you can be sure of this; He is somewhere for you.  telemicus out

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