God, Who are You When My World is Shaken? | Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
During a trip, as we took our son back to college, the traffic came to a sudden halt. After a time of stop and go, state troopers directed us off the highway onto the side roads where we stayed for several miles. We knew that an accident had occurred on the highway and it must have been a bad one. It was. A teenage girl, an outstanding athlete in our area, was killed in a car crash.
Why? We ponder that question yet the answer never comes. There are things that happen in our lives and all around us that, from our standpoint, just don’t make sense. Unanswered questions leave a hole in our perception of who God is. We view Him from our experience, which changes from one day to the next…one period of our life to another. Unshakable faith does not mean we stop asking questions. Unshakable faith means that in the midst of our emotion we hold onto the immutable character of God like a man being bounced by the waves in the ocean holds on to the piece of wood that is keeping him afloat.
Regardless of what you are going through, the truth of God’s love remains the same. His love is not passive and detached, but active and intimate. He did not just write about His love, He demonstrated it himself. While our backs were turned on Him, God the Son died on the cross for you and me. It is that amazing love that transforms the believer’s heart and anchors it in the midst of each storm.
Father, in the midst of my sin You love me. In the midst of my questions, You love me. In the midst of my pain, You love me. Thank you in Jesus name, for the anchor of Your love. Amen.