There is an old saying which says, "When it rains, it pours." but sometimes we are facing much more than a sudden cloudburst. We find ourselves out on the high seas, caught in a deluge which we are certain rivals Noah's, desperately praying that a piece of debris will be strong enough to us to climb up onto lest we end up in a watery grave. Utterly exhausted and afraid, no make that terrified, we strain our eyes, seeking help but we see/hear nothing. Nothing...
Romans 8:35-39 tells us thatnothingcan separate us from the love of Christ. Nothing. Do we believe that or are these just pretty words that we recite when we are enjoying smooth sailing? Nothing means nothing and we must remember and declare this truth not only in the good times but in the bad as well. Is the hand of God shortened that He cannot save us? Has He suddenly gone deaf or become indifferent? In other words, has He suddenly ceased being God? No!
When I do not trust God, I am behaving as if I believe that God is either a liar, not God or both. How I must grieve Him when I do that! If I am not careful, I find myself behaving exactly like the Israelites out in the wilderness. Forgetting all that God has done, forgetting the glory of His presence, like them I whine and accuse God of abandoning me when nothing could be further from the truth.
Every day we are confronted by the same question that Adam and Eve had to answer in the Garden of Eden. Are we going to trust the Word of God or are we going to trust the word of someone else or even ourselves?