Jerry had lost almost everything — his wife and kids, many friends, he no longer enjoyed his work…, he had always been a “glass is half-full” kinda guy.
We talked about world events, natural disasters, poor decisions, betrayal and faith gone cold.
Staring at his drink he said “Man, what is going on? Where is God in all this mess? It is like the radio dial is in between stations — I hit the “seek” button and there is no signal strong enough to land on…”
How can you be hopeful when uncertainty colors everything? Thankful when facing loss? Clear-minded when confusion permeates?
I listened to Jerry, didn’t offer any insights or answers (beyond reminding him that God still loves him). We did pray and invite Jesus to comfort and restore. An amazing peace seemed to settle upon him in that moment. Yet I knew it would be gone by the time he got to his car if he didn’t hold on to the truth.
Someone once told me “Remember God is closest when He seems the most quiet.”
He brings peace whenever we yield to Him, time and time again!
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe” Hebrews 12:28
Hold on to this truth today. Though everything else is being shaken, let Jesus have what He wants. Let His unshakable Kingdom come into every area — and let go of the things you can’t control.