One of the toughest struggles for a Christian is that God can seem absent in the darkest of moments. Or we feel His presence but our cries for help go unanswered and our pains don't go away.
Does God care, does God know what I'm going through, we wonder.
Best we remember moments when He impresses a word, a verse or a thought upon us. Because that's what sustains us. That's what gives hope and assurance.
I choose to remain hopeful and to remind myself that He is Immanuel "God with us".
And in spite of what I've gone through in the past one & a half years, I choose to be thankful for things worth thanking God for.
Life is a journey, a friend reminded recently during a conversation. Which direction are we heading? Where do we want to go? And who's going along with us?
Go in the direction of your heart. Find your focus and be established in fruitful living where daily joys keep you going.