Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities begins, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That certainly applies to the past few months. Friends have grumbled about being cooped up at home but also enjoyed uninterrupted family time. Some have complained about their loss of work but were happy to finish overdue home projects.

Life is filled with ups and downs; good days and bad days are often the same days! In the best of times we may feel confident and capable with no need for God. In the worst of times we may feel frustrated, angry, and alone. Where is God when we need him?

David knew a little about the highs and lows of life and God’s presence in both. He said, “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” (Psalm 139:8)

Life can never be so good that we do not need God. And life can never be so bad that He abandons us. His love flows from who He is and is not based upon our success or failure. Whether you are walking through the best or the worst of times, remember to stay close to God. His Word tells us He always stays near to us.

Dan Bolin
Refueling in Flight

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