God our Strength
Author: Ashtok S Rathod (Gujarat, India)
One day as I was travelling toward my native village, I was unable to see our small mountain, Pawagadh, due to the heavy fog. But I knew it was still there.
In the same way, when we are in difficult situations and unable to see God’s presence, he is still there, close to us. When the doctor diagnosed my wife, Saroj, with cancer and said that she would live for only one or two more months, I was fearful at the thought of an uncertain future. However, this struggle and difficult situation brought me into a more intimate relationship with God.
Now, when I look back on this experience, I see that, even though Saroj has gone to be with the Lord, God was always with me during that time. He strengthened me and blessed my marriage and family life. We can call upon God’s name, for he will always be with us.
Prayer: Dear Lord, in all the difficult situations we experience in our lives, help us firmly to trust in you. Amen