Does God Ever Leave Us?

Does God Ever Leave Us?

"We can trust that even if it seems God is delaying to save us, he never leaves us. We want God to rescue us whenever we feel out of control, vulnerable, or tempted. And we usually want it now. However, often God holds back a quick rescue because the struggle opens up every inch of our being to receive more of his divine grace. God wants more for us than we could ever desire for ourselves. We may focus on quick fixes, but God sees the big picture. He knows all that he wants for us, all that we can be. He refuses to jettison the future for the sake of immediate satisfaction. His mercy runs deeper than our understanding." What has been your experience of the mercy of God? Do you find yourself trying to control things? Do you trust God?

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  • there are situations in my life where I like to think God is not present like the death of a loved one or illness,but when I really look at the things I have tobe thankful for,they far outweigh the negative,so I know God is ever present in my life
    9/18/2013 12:14:34 AM Reply
  • The delicacy of God's attention to us in our needs, small as they are, and our longing for God, convince us that he does exist and that ultimately we can safely turn our lives over to him in trust. Learning that God is reliable took me many years, but through God's grace I was captivated by the revelation of his presence and goodness. And for that I am forever grateful.
    9/17/2013 4:43:45 PM Reply
  • What amazes me is truly knowing that despite my brokenness , sinfulness, ingratitude --God's mercy and love for me is constant, present, unchanging. That there is nothing so terrible that I can do that will ever take His love away. I do not earn it by being a better person nor lose it by my wretchedness. His love for me is unmerited . My prayer is to truly trust that love so that my life becomes a reflection of His immense love for me.
    9/17/2013 10:05:21 AM Reply
  • The hardest challenge for me personally is not believing God is present but thinking that my petty challenges are considered with all the sickness, disasters, mass shootings and tragedies. I can't let go of my problems easily and so I wonder how it can be fixed. God's love supports me or I couldn't even go on; my immature understanding still expects God to do it the way I would. Thankfully, our God is patient and understands even this foolish attempt to retain control...
    9/17/2013 7:44:32 AM Reply

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