…“Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life! John 6:68
Did you ever wonder why God sometimes tests our relationship? And just as we ask questions of God, there come times when He stops us in our tracks and asks something of us. (more of that in the next series) Most importantly, when we truly begin to ask God the hard questions, we are also asking ourselves. In the intimacy of that struggle to understand His heart, the simple asking often reveals more of the answers we so desperately need.
Where Could I Go? by Emmylou Harris
Where could I go, where could I go
Seeking a refuge for my soul
Needing a friend to help me in the end
Where could I go but to the Lord?
The difficult moments in life when that relationship is tested are painful but also can be turning points that define who we will be. Ruth chose Naomi and her God, while her sister went back. Elisha insisted in staying with his friend and mentor even though Elijah told him three times to leave. The Syro-Phoenician woman wouldn’t take no for an answer even though at first Jesus wouldn’t even speak with her.
Maybe today you are passing through one of those hard places with Jesus. Don’t turn back, don’t leave his side and don’t take no for an answer. Underneath the difficulty, the isolation, and even the sense of rejection are His everlasting arms!