Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you asked, “Lord where are you?” Well you should know that you are not alone. Most Catholics (myself included) have at one time or another looked up to heavens and asked this very question; not because we have come to stop believing in God’s existence but because we are missing his presence in our lives.
When we go through painful experiences, we have this inclination to ask why God has allowed such horrible things to happen to us–his faithful people. While I used to think this way, over the years, I was able to realize that all Christians are not exempt from this issue of pain and sorrow. As a matter of fact, the Scripture says that believers are bound to experience tribulation, persecution, and all kinds of troubling things. Even the Lord’s own son went through unspeakable pain that he surely did not deserve.
Like Jesus, instead of clinging to pain, we must cling to God’s love and trust his will completely. As one song’s lyric goes, “God is too wise to be mistaken; God is too good to be unkind. So when you don’t understand, when you don’t see His plan, when you can’t trace His hand; trust His heart.”
If you are going through some dark time right now, draw inspiration from this post, “Where Was God.”