As we look about, it can feel as if God has abandoned us. He appears to be absent from the affairs of the world. Has He departed? Must we despair?
By no means! This is not a time to feel abandoned by God. Rather, it is the time to abandon ourselves to God. He may appear to be asleep while storms and darkness engulf the world, as when the boat containing Christ and disciples was battered about on the Sea of Galilee as Christ slept. What was Christ’s answer to the disciples fear? “Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
Our consolation is not in the fate of the world. Our consolation is our faith in God. He calls us to seek Him in the darkness and storms of this world. His call is a call for us, in all of our imperfections, to carrying the light of His truth and desire to have all His daughters and sons united with Him. This is time to renew and strength our faith and to follow Him in faith.