Finding God is not always easy. I have most often been able to find God within a community of faith. But going it alone has been difficult for me. It’s not that I believe one can only find God in a church, but a church environment does provide a conducive atmosphere for meeting God, at least for me.
In several months, I haven’t found a replacement for my “home” church back in Little Rock. I have come to believe that Macon simply has no church that can replace my Little Rock church. In the meantime, I have to nurture my deep need to worship God.
Worship within a community of faith has been a big part of my life for so many years. Worshipping God alone, outside of a faith community, is more difficult for me. But I know it is possible, and it is necessary for my spiritual well-being. What is most important is being constant and faithful in search of my relationship with God.
On my good days, I can more easily find my way to God. But in days of pain or anxiety or worry, God seems far away. It is my challenge to find God on the good days and on the not-so-good days.
I recently came across these meaningful words:
The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of the pain, thanking God during the trials, trusting God when we’re tempted to lose hope, and loving God when God seems so distant and far away. At my lowest, God is my hope. At my darkest, God is my light. At my weakest, God is my strength. At my saddest, God is my comforter. – From Spiritual Inspiration