(Japie Muller)

Life is not for fainthearted. Life has its challenges. But more than this, life ask of us responsible actions. And more than this, life gives us a few slapping's. All of us feel it on our bodies. The injustice and the underprivileged.  Who can declare it? And then comes the question. Where is God? And the next question - where is He for me? 

Maybe you feel like Moses. After 40 days on the mountain he came down just to see the Israelites dancing around a golden calf, worshipping him. He got so angry he threw the tablets that God had written on tattered on the ground. So God told him, I will write them again but this time you are going to prepare them.

Then you think about Asaf, when he looked at the sinners and thought - Psalm 73:13 - "As for me, I have made my heart clean to no purpose, washing my hands in righteousness"

But maybe Peter asked the same question. When the people left Jesus behind alone cause they did not like what he was saying, He asked His disciples "Don't you want to leave me as well?" And Peter said: "To whom shall we go?"

John 6:68 - "Then Simon Peter gave this answer: Lord, to whom are we to go? you have the words of eternal life " It may feel if you are standing on the shadow side of life, if things don't fall in place. it may seems like your path with God is not working. And you believe that all things do not work together for those who love God.

There is a song:

“Standing somewhere in the shadows, you’ll find Jesus;

He’s the only One who cares and understand;

Standing somewhere in the shadows, you will find Him

 and you’ll know Him by the nail prints in His hands.

Again Peter said, "to whom are we to go? There is no one like You"

* Moses stood in front of a sea with thousands of people with him, with the Egyptian soldiers behind them

* David stood in front of Goliath

* Daniel stood in front of the loin

* Jonah was in the fish belly

Maybe your problem is unique, but so is your God! Psalm 46:1 - " God is our harbour and our strength, a very present help in trouble."

Sometimes He changes our circumstances in a unique way, but sometimes He changes us to triumph in our circumstances. Maybe is it a greater victory!

"To whom shall we go? There is no One like You"