3 O'clock



Where are you Lord?


Where is Jesus Christ in our life when facing trials of various kinds?  Does He seem far away?

We all face trials and many times each one of us has probably asked, “Lord, where are you?” I know I have.  I am embarrassed to admit that sometimes I have even asked in an angry way.  Stupid perhaps, but none-the-less true. 

Often times I am drawn to James when I am in a storm of life.  His words remind me I am honored to be in trials because it is the testing of my faith.  Why?  You see, it is in the trials of our lives when we begin to seek God the most.  Have you ever noticed that?  We earnestly seek God with all our hearts and we pray with sincerity and honesty.

For me, it sometimes seems as if God does not hear me.  I will plead and beg and ask, “God can you hear me?”  All the while knowing inside He does hear me because His Word says He does. And Jesus says He will never leave us or forsake us because His Holy Spirit lives IN US. 

Just let that sink in for a moment.  Christ lives in YOU and Me!  This is our hope:

For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. Colossians 1:27

These words from Paul, once a persecutor and murderer of those who believed in Christ, a man who knew the Torah and Laws forward and backward; a man who experienced the resurrected Christ like no one else ever had.  He knew that Christ was IN him. 

This little phrase “Christ Lives In You” is life changing.  It reminds us daily Christ is always with us, in everything.  In every trial we endure for His glory. In every dangerous situation we face for His glory. 

So if you ask, which I do, “Jesus where are you?” during times of trial, just take a breath, look in the mirror deep into your eyes and say, “Oh, there you are!”

I close with this familiar song changing the verb was to the verb is…He is there all the time, He is there all the time, Waiting patiently in line, He is there all the time. (by Connie Smith)

God bless you today as you seek to know Him better.

Always loving our Lord,

Lori Robbins

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