“How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not save?” (Habakkuk 1.3 NIV).
Sometimes God is most quiet during hard times, but it’s not because He has left us. Once we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Bible says that we have the Great Counselor, the Holy Spirit, with us always. So why is it that God seems to be missing in action when we need Him most? The point of our time on earth is to become the people we will be for eternity. Every weight of difficulty thrown against us during our lives on earth is simply a means of getting us stronger in Christ. God is like our Master Trainer, helping us to get into the best shape before we begin our eternal lives. He allows us to carry the weight, so we grow in Him. But like any good trainer, He is always ready when the weight becomes too heavy and we buckle under the pressure. He reaches into our lives and carries just enough weight, so we have the power to continue on without giving up.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1.8 ESV).