Where is God?

As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God [1]? For thousands of years of years, people have wondered, “Where is God?” in their time of need and if He was going to move on their behalf. . .or not. How many times have we looked out of the front window, read a newspaper, or watched all the chaos and corruption on TV, and thought to ourselves, “Where are you God?” I know I have.

Well, we are not alone in our thinking. Habakkuk thought the same thing as evidenced by his prophecy and discussion with God in chapter 1:2-4. See if this doesn’t sound familiar [2].

v2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
v3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
v4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth [Habakkuk 1:2-4 KJV].

The world seems to be falling apart and God appears to be MIA [3]. Corruption abounds and the law is impotent toward justice and common sense. Yet on a large scale, you cannot find any miracles or evidence of God anywhere. Nothing changes. Violence, corruption, and chaos continue. God seems to be dormant in His action(s) [4]? Or is He?

Jewish marriage customs and traditions tell us that after the cup of acceptance (proposal), and the betrothal, there is a time of preparation for the Bride. However, according to customs and traditions, the groom also had a time of preparation: “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you [5].

Brothers and sisters, each one of us is one of those mansions that Christ talks about because we are the temple of God [6]. Christ sent His comforter to prepare His temples (mansions) by the renewing of our minds [7] and building us up through Christ’s indwelling Spirit [8].

Brothers and sisters, God is not dormant, He is not MIA, He is preparing us for the Huppah [9] and the marriage supper of the Lamb [10]. He waits the time when He can come to us and abduct us by collecting our renewed and built up spirits [11]. Like Habakkuk, it is a time of faith and patience. The shofar [12] is about to blow.

Jesus has said that He’d never leave or forsake us. Therefore, Jesus is still with us and has not forgotten about us or left us. Do not wonder if God is still there. He is definitely here with us. He promised He would be there always. He is only preparing a place for us in glory. So align your souls with the Spirit, renew your mind, and build yourself up in the Lord, for the Lord is coming back for His Bride without spot, blemish, or wrinkle [13].

This begs the question(s), are you the betrothed of Christ? Have you prepared yourself for His return? Do you love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and do you love your neighbor as yourself [14]? Does your soul pant after Christ as the hart panteth after the water brooks [15]?

In conclusion, each of us has to answer the question “Where is God” for ourselves at a personal level depending on our need(s). Whereas Habakkuk worried about outward calamities with the world, our healing comes when we look inward to what is going on in our own lives. It is time brothers and sisters to put our life’s focus totally on Him. It is all about Christ. Do not worry about the things of this world but on the things above [16]. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible’s theme is all. . .about. . .Christ. . .and His Bride. So, the next time we ask, “Where is God?” maybe a better question would be, “Where are we?
[1] Psalms 42:10 KJV
[2] This was a prophecy for today and the end times.
[3] Missing In Action
[4] Just like the 400 years with no record of God between the Testaments.
[5] John 14:2 KJV
[6] 1 Corinthians 6:19
[7] Romans 12:2
[8] Colossians 2:7; Ephesians 4:12; 1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 4:4, 16; 1 Corinthians 3:6, 9; Ephesians 2:21; Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:17; Ephesians 1:22, 23, 16, 17
[9] Traditionally, it is a tent where a marriage ceremony takes place.
[10] Revelation 19:6-9
[11] Ecclesiastes 12:7
[12] A hollowed out ram’s horn used for warning the betrothed that He is on His way to abduct her and take her to His Father’s house.
[13] Ephesians 5:27
[14] Romans 12:29, 30
[15] Psalms 42:1
[16] Colossians 3:1-3

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