Monday, August 21, 2017. Where is God in our life? Where is he? With all the difficulties of this life, the problems on this earth, with all the trouble we have - where is God? Is it possible to believe at all? Is he there? Where? Is it all an illusion? Perhaps we should just give up completely.
Can we find God in the middle of our life? Or do we need to go to a remote mountain, or any other remote place? What is it that lets us find the creator? Where is he hiding? This is what many of us ask sometimes. How to find God? And it seems to be difficult.
Some claim that they have found. And we all know that there are different religions and different teachings - so what to believe? And why? How to gain a fundament for our faith? Should we have faith at all?
I believe that you should not have faith just picked out of the thin air. You should have a faith that has a solid foundation. And this foundation is Jesus himself, what he says, what he did and does. He is the one who God sent, he is God himself, who came to us as a human, to talk to us, and to save us. Let us listen to some of Jesus' words, from his famous sermon on the mount (Matthew 5-7):
2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons1 of God. (from Matthew 5, 2-8)
Mercy and Care …
God is the God of mercy and care. He is the God who created it all, from the very beginning until today. Each and every human is created and wanted by the eternal Lord. He wants to be with us, to live with us, and to care for us. We just need to ask him to do so!
“Blessed are the poor in spirit”. God says that those, who know that they need him, who are poor, poor in the spirit, those are blessed. They can be lucky, since God cares for us, in particular when we are in need and when we tell him our needs. God does not need the big and great - he has created everything, from the smallest child to the oldest man. He wants to care for all, and he wants us to care for all.
Blessed are the meek. Blessed are the merciful. God loves all of us, in particular when we recognize and live in the love, meekness and mercy which he is himself. When you search for God, when you want to know where he is: he is there, right in your life, with the words of Jesus. He is just waiting for you to turn to him, to listen, to open ears and eyes, and to trust him with what you do, what you think, what you are! (Roland Potthast) ... more texts