“Where Is God?” by Dr. John Townsend is a great practical guide book to how to deal with difficult situations. Although it does not provide every single answer a believer or anyone may have, its writings encourage us to pursue God especially when we aren’t sure what road to take when we approach life’s oh so familiar cross road.
Our cross roads don’t always convince us to forsake our God. With patience and prayer for understanding we can go on to clarity and understanding so that when a similar situation reoccurs we know what to do and how to react.
Too often when we face a crisis our first question is to question Gods authority and presence in the matter. “Where Is God?” encourages us that God is ever present and he has open ears to our cries.
“When we are in tough circumstances, most people ask a second question in addition to, “Where is God?” It is, “Why does God allow suffering?” In other words, how can a loving , caring divinity allow us to be in crisis, have sickness, and encounter natural disaster? Is He unloving or powerless or judging us or what?”-Dr. John Townsend
Scripture: To the Chief Musician. For the sons of Korah. A Song “For the Virgins”. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear when the earth changes, and when mountains are slipping into the heart of the seas. Let its waters roar and foam; let the mountains shake with the swelling of it. Selah. There is a river, its channels gladden the city of God glad, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God shall help her at the turning of the morning. The nations raged, the kingdoms were shaken; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. Jehovah of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of Jehovah, who makes ruins on the earth; who makes wars to cease to the ends of the earth; He breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God! I will be praised among the nations, I will be praised in the earth. Jehovah of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalms 46:1-11 MKJV