My wife and I really enjoy visiting other parts of the world. Years ago, we had the privilege to visit the base of the Matterhorn in Switzerland – it has to be one of the most majestic sites on earth.
When we woke up the next morning, I walked out of our room to view the Matterhorn once again and it was gone! The clouds had rolled in and all of a sudden, there was absolutely no evidence it had ever been there. But as soon as the clouds lifted, it was obvious that the mountain had not moved.
Sometimes it’s like that with God. We come to experience Him in an awe-inspiring way, but later once the clouds of life roll in, it’s only disappointment, rejection, or suffering. It’s as if God is nowhere to be found.
But remember, God has never moved. He’s as sure and as near as the Matterhorn was to us that day in Switzerland when it was temporarily hidden behind the clouds. So, when the clouds of life move in, it’s time to hold onto the truth that God never moves.
If you’re in one of those seasons of doubt or struggle, take a moment to reflect on the times where God showed up in your life. Ask God for the faith to trust His promise that He’ll never leave you or forsake you (Deut. 31:6) – even when life’s circumstances are clouding your view.
For in time, the clouds of life will lift and you’ll find that God never moved; He’s been there there all along.