Where Were You God When I Needed You Most…?
Questioning God does not separate us from his love. When I heard of the shooting of several police officers in Dallas, TX this past week, this question again came to mind. I thought about the families of those involved in recent police shootings and wondered how they were coping. In my own experience. I went through some dark times in my mid-life that left me feeling alone with this same unanswerable question. Even though I was a person of faith, I did not find the peace of mind that I was taught God would give me in my time of need. It was a very difficult time for me, as I am sure it is for those who are grieving for their lost loved ones. The Bible tells us that nothing can separate us from God’s love. Even our doubts and questions do not change God’s love for us. This poem expresses some of my feelings, questions, and doubts during that time. My heart goes out to the grieving families at this time.
Where were you God when I needed you most
When my life collapsed
And the one I loved will never come back
God, where were you when I believed you cared
When I trusted you to direct my path
Where was the promised peace of mind
That through difficult times I did not find
When I walked through the valley of the shadow of death
I feared every evil I felt all the pain
Where were you when I cried out in pain
When I pleaded I begged I called out your name
When I hurt so bad I wished I could die
Were you there to see did you hear my cry
I could not tell
I felt alone left to fate
With no way to help before it’s too late
Would all that happened have happened anyway
Or were you there
What do you say?
Where were you God
When I needed you most?