Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is with us.

Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is with us.

Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is with us.

1st of April, 2020.


Maybe you’re asking a lot of questions right now. 

The kind of questions that even Alexa and Siri can’t resolve.

I’ve heard a lot of people are asking things like “why would God let this happen?’ and “where is God in all of this?”.

People like me.

If that’s also where you’re at today, I just want first of all say, “welcome to the club”. It absolutely does not mean you have weak faith and are a sub-standard Christian; it just means you’re a functioning human being. 

One who is responding to harsh new realities with a dynamic and honest relationship with God.

Whole books of the Bible are devoted to these kinds of questions - see Job, Lamentations, Jeremiah and a good 40 percent of the Psalms for a start. And no-one is suggesting that those pages need to be ripped out of our Bibles.

I wish I had neatly packaged answers to all the mysteries of the universe…

But I don’t. I have a ukulele.

I don’t know “why”. 

But to be honest, I’m not even sure a God I could fully understand is one I could fully bow before.

The “where” question though, that’s one I can answer with certainty:

“Surely [He is] with you, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28

He is “close to the broken hearted.” Psalm 34

Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is with us. Psalm 23

In all our wrestling and questioning, at least we can be sure that we’re in good company - the company of God Himself.

(And of course you’ve got some ruffians from Northern Ireland to journey with too).

Love,
Rend Co. 


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