The Presence of God

The Presence of God
December 22, 2018

Last week I was super excited that I received an assignment almost last minute which was like a miracle. I quoted a verse from Hosea that God helps us even when we are in the wilderness.

So this week, things were different, things were harder. how do we respond when it feels like God does not show up. What do we do when there seems to be so much difficulty in different areas of our lives.

22 All this happened to bring about what the Lord had said through the prophet:  23 “The virgin will be pregnant. She will have a son, and they will name him Immanuel,” which means “God is with us.” (Matthew 1:22-23)

This passage surrounds the birth of Jesus, and He was given the title of God with us. Sometimes when life is hard, we do not feel that God is with us, we do not sense the presence of God is near.

I feel like so often, I write something encouraging, or that God has shown up in a particular way, but this week, all I have is questions. It is almost 2019, and I have so many things I do not have answers for.

What questions do you have?

Father in Heaven, this week has been hard. It has been hard in so many ways, emotionally, physically and spiritually. I do not sense that You are near, and that God is with us. Please help me understand and experience Your nearness. This year is almost over and I feel discouraged about so many things. May I see you come through for me and may whoever is reading this see you come through for them in an amazing way this week.