Desolation: a state of emptiness. At different times in our lives, we all feel this. We walk through “the desert”; the times life is dark and tough. It is in this state of desolation that we should cry out to God. He brings comfort.
“My soul is quiet and waits for God alone. My hope comes from him.” (Psalm 62:5)
During a dark time in my life, God used my daughter to remind me that I am never alone. In the middle of the night, she cried out, “Mommy, will you come to bed with me?” It was 1:30 a.m. She called out again, “I need you. I had a really scary dream.” Of course I got up and stumbled into her room. As I climbed into her bed, she immediately curled up close to me. I don’t regret any moment of lost sleep that night. Lying next to me, she exhaled and said, “Thank you, Mommy.” I wouldn’t have chosen to be any other place at that moment. She felt safe and my heart was full. As she drifted off to sleep, I had the thought, Just as I am with my daughter in her time of need, our heavenly Father is always with us.
God meets us where we are, no matter where we are. He is a comfort in the middle of the night. He is the peace that overwhelms us as we drive to work. He is the joy in the toughest times. His love is overwhelming and never-ending.
No matter where we are, no matter how small our voice, if we cry out to God, he will meet us, even if we don’t think he’s there.