Challenges will come irrespective of our level of spirituality or love for God. During this phase it’s easy to feel God has left us or doesn’t exist as the case may be. I want to take you through the scriptures to give you practical examples of some peculiar situations.

Where was God when Adam was eating the fruit? What about when the serpent entered the garden? He was right there the whole time- if you ever doubted whether God was in the garden the moment Adam lost his covering, God called his name asking him for his location because Adam had gone hiding from the presence of God.

Where was God when Stephen was being stoned to death? He was right there because the moment Stephen asked God to take his life he died. Where was God when there was strife between the servants of Abraham and Lot? God was silent but he was right there because the moment Abraham applied wisdom and allowed lot to have his way God spoke to him.

Where was God when Joseph was sold? I think you should know the answer now. God gave Joseph favour in the prison because he was right there all the time. God never leaves us alone, it doesn’t matter whether the situation looks like it or not. The devil wants you to be so concerned about the situation you forget God is with you.

Israel was surrounded by enemy soldiers but Prophet Elisha wasn’t worried because he knew God was right there. His servant was scared because of the enemy soldiers but the Prophet asked God to open the eyes of his servant. There were chariots of fire around the great Prophet. God has promised us his protection and he is not a man that he should lie. No matter what you are going through put your trust in him, he will never let you down.

A lot of times we cry unto God but God has equipped us for every good work: Moses cried unto God when the enemy approached the Jewish nation but God asked him a remarkable question,”Why criest thou unto me”? In order words you don’t need to be calling me; he directed Moses to use the rod in his hand to wage battle. Ignorance is your limitation.

Let me share a final one with you, after Elijah killed 450 prophets of Baal, he ran for his life to a cave when Jezebel came after him. God spoke to him in the cave and asked him what he was doing there as well. God has equipped you for the challenges that will come your way.

God can’t be seen neither should we try to feel him for the true worshippers must worship God in spirit and in truth. The things which are seen are temporal but that which is not seen is eternal. It doesn’t matter how hard things get God is right there. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.(Psalm 34:19) Shalom