It seems to me that this question is many people’s minds. The world seems to be changing. People are changing. Morals are changing. Laws are changing. Lots of things that used to be steady and dependable sources of clarity and direction don’t seem to be the same as they used to be. People have witnessed or experienced enough let downs and disappointments with science, religion, politics, authorities and even the media that now trust is damaged. Failures and faults of policeman, doctors, teachers, presidents and many more have made many realize that this world is so tainted with corruption that it seems impossible to correct. Our last hope seems to be…where is God? In all of these changes, has he been sleeping? Has this escaped his attention? Goodness is eroding and disequilibrium surrounds us. All of what we once trusted as reliable beacons of right and wrong seems to be shadowed now by doubt.
The question of “where is God?” is one of the best questions we can ask in our entire lives! IN fact, God wants us to ask that question. I will go as far as to say that he has actually allowed things to happen many times in our lives for the expressed purpose of our seeking for him. Listen to Paul the Apostle in one of my favorite verses in Acts 17. He was speaking to a group of philosophers that did not know about the God of the Bible.
26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. – (Acts 17:26-27)
Did you catch what these 2 little verses said?
Of course it starts with our creation coming from Adam and Eve but after that, God stayed involved with each person to the point of appointing the exact times that they would live in world history AND where they would live (boundaries of their land). And Why would he care about those two details??? Verse 27, says “so that” “they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”
This has always blown my mind!!! God has wanted you to ask “Where is God?” from the beginning of time!!! Before you existed! He has wanted you to look for him and he has even appointed things about your existence to get you to ask that very question!!! Why am I impressed by this?
If you are at a place in your life, where you are asking “Where is God?”, my encouragement to you is to pursue that question until you have a satisfying answer. That question is one of the best questions you could ever ask and the answer is waiting to be found. Don’t get discouraged by the way the world is going. Get answers. Get busy investigating. If you want to know where God is…Go find Him. My favorite source to recommend as a starting place is the Bible.