When our lives are complicated by conflict, confusion, and chaos, sometimes it can be hard to see where God is in all of it. Even though we believe that He loves us and will never leave or forsake us, sometimes we don’t sense His presence in our lives.
If you’re struggling to see Jesus in your journey, as I have at times, let me take you back to the occasion when two of Christ’s followers were walking the road to Emmaus. It was just three days after the death of Jesus, and Cleopas and his companion were discussing all that had taken place… then, “Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him, (Luke 24:15-16, NIV).
Given all these men had been through, I can only imagine how distressed and distraught their hearts must have been! Yet, in the midst of some of the most challenging moments they’d ever faced, Jesus was walking right beside them, and they didn’t even know it.
As I reflect on this profound and compelling story, my mind is filled with so many questions. How many times have I failed to see Jesus walking the journey with me? How many times has He lovingly ministered to me while I was unaware?
Just as with Jesus’ followers, in the midst of the chaos and confusion, sometimes we fail to see that the Savior is walking the journey with us. When facing relational tension or conflict, we can be sure that the One who has rescued us won’t abandon us. The One who loves us, will never leave us. In our darkest hours, deepest struggles, and most difficult conflicts – we may not always see Him, but He is right beside us. Trust that He is there, dear friend. Look to Him. Then, continue to walk the path.
Dale Pyne – CEO, Peacemaker Ministries
Did you find this post helpful?