The description from nooma.com is "Things don’t always work out the way we want them to, or the way we think they will. Sometimes we don’t even see it coming. We get hit with some form of pain out of nowhere leaving us feeling desperate and helpless. That’s the way life is. Still, it makes us wonder how God can let these things happen to us. How God can just stand by and watch us suffer. Where is God when it really hurts? Maybe God is actually closer to us than we think. Maybe it’s when we’re in these situations, where everything seems to be falling apart, that God gets an opportunity to remind us of how much he really loves us."
When have you felt just abandoned or in so much trouble you wanted to scream?
Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. (NIV)
Psalm 34:17 Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you.
Psalm 55:17 Evening, morning, and noon, I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
Psalm 72:12 For He will rescue the poor who cry out and the afflicted who have no helper.
Psalm 84:2 I long and yearn for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh cry out for the living God.
Psalm 88:1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
Deuteronomy 1:31 There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.
Does the idea of God being close despite your troubles help? How or why not?