God Is In The Aftermath

Last year after the devastating tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, I wrestled with the question, “Where was God in all this?” While I could see God working through the people who came together to help each other, I was not satisfied with a God that only shows up for the aftermath of our tragedies.

This week, as I was trying hard to pray instead of worry, I actually was comforted by the thought of God being present in the aftermath. What I am dealing with is more along the lines of one of life’s little messes than a tragedy–no lives, limbs, or homes are at stake–but it will be a rough few weeks until I can put it behind me. I want to “fix it” now, but there is absolutely nothing I can do but wait–except “watch and pray.”

Remembering that God is here with me during this time is a huge comfort. Maybe He will show me a shorter route out. Maybe He will let me find joy in the journey. If I can trust that His will is at work–even if it is behind the scenes from my perspective–I will be able to find at least a bit of that peace of God, which surpasses all understanding.

How do you deal with a problem that you can’t fix?

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5 Responses to God Is In The Aftermath

  1. I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! I'm also a FF Ambassador and I found your post on FB. It's crazy that the name of your Blog is the Category name of the devotions I share on my own blog. What's even crazier is that verse in Hebrews is also my running verse! I have a necklace with that verse stamped on it and I also have TShirts printed with that full Scripture written on the back! I love it! I'll definitely be coming back to your blog to read more! :)

  2. seja4639 says:

    "In the aftermath, there is God" I LOVE IT!

  3. Miz says:

    love the caption and I focus on LETTING GO. COMPLETELY

  4. This is true. :) God is really there. Whenever we feel alone and helpless, He is there watching over us and also has the solution to everything. :)

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