Much of our lives is spent focusing on our needs and how we’re going to take care of them—whether it’s for our family or ourselves. Even if we don’t talk about it all the time, it’s always in the back of our minds. But the truth is, in much the same way God delivered the children of Israel and provided for them, He has already made provision for us and our families today.
Where is God when I need Him? I’m sure that, like me, at some point in your life you’ve asked yourself that question. Even though you know the Bible says He will never leave or forsake us, you found yourself in a position where it seemed God was nowhere to be found—that He did not make His presence known or felt. At times like that we can be made to feel very much alone, hopeless and helpless.
It can be easy to become so distracted and discouraged by what is wrong in our lives, and how bad things seem to be, that we fail to look at how good God is and the good things He is doing for us. That’s why it’s important for us to remember that, despite whatever bad that’s taking place in our lives, He has promised us a bright future.
Jesus acknowledged His purpose and assignment when He said, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness” (John 12:46). As a son or daughter of God, you have the same purpose. You are responsible to be a light in the world that is filled with darkness. To do that, you must make sure you’re in the right position—that you steer clear of people, places, activities, and things that do not reflect God’s image.
Ever notice when you see birds flying together, they’re usually synchronized? They’re all going in the same pattern and direction. The same is true for most people who “flock” together. Whatever they do, they do together—whether good or bad. It can be hard to disconnect from the people you’re closest to, but if what they’re doing is bad, it’s not good to be part of it.
God has called you to live a righteous and holy life—to be His example in the earth. But He knows it’s not the easiest thing to do. That’s why He reminds us in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Your negative thoughts can lead to having the wrong perspective about yourself and your purpose.