Where is He?
God is present in our hurting. In the depth of our struggle, we don’t always understand how it is that He can allow our hurts.
God is also present in our healing. We often do choose to give Him credit for the healing.
But, where is He when we are at the in-between? When we are taking forward steps and sliding backward in our healing from the hurt, is He there? Do we allow Him to be there to walk with us and lead us along His path?
It is there — at the in-between times — in which we spend so much of our time. The hurt is done. It has forever changed us. We know that we need to move on — to move away from the hurt — yet we keep reliving that pain. This is where we dwell for far too long.
Is He with us when we dwell here? Why do we allow Him in only when we want to ask, “why?” or “why not?” Why do we allow Him to be with us, momentarily, when we want to scold Him for allowing this pain? Why do we often shut Him out?
When we choose to allow Him to be with us every step of the way, we will know from where HOPE comes. We will see His tenderness, His love, His tears shed for our pain, His ways of working our pain toward healing, His hand of protection keeping us from what could have been worse. We will see all of it when we allow Him to be with us.
There is a beautiful worship song called, “Everything” that is sung by Tim Hughes. The song provides a wealth of reflection when sung, when spoken, when studied and when prayed.
Some of the lyrics of this song are:
“…God in my hoping, there in my dreaming
God in my watching, God in my waiting
God in my laughing, there in my weeping
God in my hurting, God in my healing
Be my everything…
…Christ in me, the hope of glory
You are everything…
…Be my everything…”
When He is our Everything, we will heal.
___________________________________________________________________Note: If you’d like to hear Tim Hughes discuss his song mentioned above, you can do so here: http://www.praisecharts.com/tim-hughes-discusses-and-sings-his-song-everything-/