Where Are You?
You may have read in the Bible of God asking Adam where he was. Did God ask this because He did not know Adam’s locality? No, God is omniscient. Then why did He ask? He asked to give Adam a moment to examine his spiritual locality. Adam and Eve had done something that had severed their relationship with Father. If God questioned you today, what would you say? Where are you? Where am I?
Am I further from God?
Do I trust Him?
Am I being rebellious?
Am I anxious? I am deeply concerned about provision which should not be a concern if I truly trust God to be my Provider.
Is He any less of who He says He is because I find myself in a bind? Does His omnipotence diminish as my circumstances appear bigger?
Where I am in my faith walk? Am I walking backwards?
He says in His Word He “will provide all of my needs according to His riches in glory.” (Philippians 4:19) Point blank, period. No exceptions. Then why am I worried?
He said to pray for daily bread. Why would Jesus lead me to pray for something that the Father is not willing to provide? Jesus wouldn’t do that.
The Word says “Be anxious for nothing, but by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God, and the peace of God shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6) It’s all there. I know it. Memorized it. Recited it, yet I’m anxious, worried, fearful, and concerned over my life.
Where am I? I am not in place of peace which is available to me through Jesus Christ regardless of my circumstance.(Isaiah 26:3,4)
I don’t know where you are, reader, but in my “hard place,” I yearn to get back to that refuge. “For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me. He shall set up upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5)
We must trust the Lord fully, even when bills are piling up, when our heart is broken, grades are poor, when the diagnosis is disheartening, when he/she hurt you, whatever it is. By trusting Him, you need not fear or worried because you are assured of His care for you. (Matthew 6:31-34; Matthew 7:7-11) His Word tells us that “all things work together for them who love the Lord, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
If you are not there, change your locality. Move to a place of trust and faith. Believe. When you feel you cannot believe, ask God to help your unbelief (Mark 9:24). Sojourn to that place, and when you arrive there you will experience peace for the things that are out of your control. Peace over mistakes you’ve made. Experience His transcendent love, grace, and mercy. Rest in His character. He will not fail you. One step at a time let’s get there.