How many times have I come home from somewhere, and the first words I hear before he is even in sight are “Daddy’s Here!” Its like he didn’t think I would even come back once I left. I can just be in another part of the house. For example, I could be downstairs for a while and he will ask Melanie, “Where’s Daddy?” When I come back up, I get the same reaction.
The same can be said about our heavenly Father, God. He is always with us, watching, and protecting. Even when it may seem like He isn’t. There may be times where you feel alone, or that life is coming down on you and your stressing out. God is still here, even in those times. There have been many times in my own life when I would ask a very similar question to Mason’s “Where’s Daddy?”
“Where are you, God?
The fact is that God is always there. It can often be harder to realize when going through a tough moment in life. But if you feel like God isn’t with you, maybe you have been the one moving from Him.
If you feel like God isn’t with you, you’ve moved away from Him.
As parents, Melanie and I hope that Mason will continue to be comfortable in confiding in us as he gets older when he needs help, or if there is anything troubling him. Our love for him is so strong that we would do anything for him. With that in mind, should it be any surprise that God would expect the same from us? When life throws a curve ball, we need to stop and assert our love and trust in God, bring our troubles to Him, and leave them in His very capable hands.
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NLT
There’s no better feeling than when Mason excitedly exclaims my presence in celebration to being with him. That must be how God feels too.