Tommy and I were in Seattle last weekend. It was raining when we left. Imagine that, rain in Seattle. :) I happened to get a window seat on the plane and watched as we took off. What started as gray skies, dark clouds, and pouring rain turned to brilliant sunshine when we broke through the clouds. It stayed that way until we landed in Salt Lake City.
I couldn't help but think that sometimes that's the way we envision God when things are not going as we planned. All we see are gray skies, dark clouds, and pouring rain and assume He's left us. But, the Son is still shining brilliantly on the other side of our worries. We've just shifted our focus a bit.
Let us always remember the words of Deuteronomy 31:6, "...the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you."