Many of you have been asking me where I am. You’ve felt lost and alone as you’ve faced difficult circumstance after difficult circumstance. But this morning, I say to you that I am not like your earthly father who was distant and oblivious to the trials in your life. I see you. I see your tears. I see your frustration. I see your disappointment and confusion. I SEE YOU. I am not distant or far away. Will you let me come closer than you’ve let me in the past? Will you choose to believe that I am at work and actually partnering with you to see the shift and turn around you’ve longed for? For I see you in all your beauty and all your pain and I am with you.
“Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far off?”