As I’ve written about previously on my blog, we always open our gatherings by asking, “How did you experience God this week?”
Recently someone responded by talking about how she experienced God by looking back on her life… thinking about the challenging points in her past and reflecting on God’s involvement at those times. She was hit by the realization that even though she wasn’t aware of it at the time, God was working in her life.
Looking back she could see him providing and protecting her life, even in the midst of addiction. God was actually very much engaged with her that those points. She challenged the rest of us to revisit the hard or painful parts of our life and consider how God was present in those times and how he was at work, even if we weren’t aware of it at the time.
So much food for thought, I think. Sometimes that’s when God seems to be most at work.