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As we go through life, we may ask where God is in our situations. We may even act as if He has failed us and has not kept His end of the bargain. Sure, there are even times when we wonder if God is really good.

We’ll say that we don’t see His mercy. We will even say He is not always good to us. However, His goodness can only be felt and recognized by those that He knows and those who know Him (Romans 8:28). This is not to say God only does good to certain people (2 Chronicles 19:7).

God is available to all of us. However, it is necessary to come to Him through, His Son, Jesus (John 3:16). Until then, the availability of God in our lives will be up to us (Romans 10:9).

We may push Him away. We might ignore Him. Even worse, we may find more “important” things to do with our time, or so we may feel.

Thank God! Thank God. He does not do us the way that we do Him. To God, there is nothing more important to Him than you and me (Jeremiah 29:11).

We are always on His mind. Even when He is not on ours, and we are thinking on other things, He thinks about us. He cares about what we need and what matters to us (Jeremiah 1:8).

Most of all, God cares about our souls and our salvation (Psalm 62:1). When we do things that will harm us, He steps in by setting things in motion or slowing them down (Romans 8:34). He will whisper to us, show us signs, or send a word of wisdom and warning through someone we trust and respect.

God does all of these things to show us that He is here and everywhere that we need Him to be (Proverbs 15:3). When we least expect it, we get a promotion, a phone call, or a heartfelt card out of nowhere. There will be a kind word, someone will let us in front of them in line, or someone will make us dinner and bring it over when we are sick.

Hopefully, we see. Surely, we recognize that all of these things are from God. Every good deed and every blessing is from Him (James 1:17)! He is always looking out for us.

Even when we don’t ask for it, there will be those unspoken blessings to come right when we need them (Isaiah 65:24). The desires of our heart, the wishes and whims that we wish we could fulfill…He makes them a reality. Unfortunately, instead of saying thank you or giving Him the credit, we often don’t.

To help us learn better, God chastises us in love (Hebrews 12:6-11). He allows us to see that He is more than just a gift giver. He is more than just a provider.

He wants to spend time with us (John 15:7). He wants us to desire spending time with Him. Therefore, He allows us to see that our time with Him is not always what it should be and that we can do so much better.

Even still, He is waiting with open arms (Revelation 3:20). He is glad to hear from us, but most importantly, He has so much to share with us. This requires us to not do all of the talking but to listen.

When we come to the end of ourselves, when we finally realize that nothing else fulfills us like He can, He is here. He is forgiving. He doesn’t hold anything against us (Micah 7:19).

He just wants to walk through life with us. He desires to be our guide (Isaiah 30:21). I’m so glad that He walks with me. Aren’t you glad? God is here!