Do you ever struggle with doubt and wonder where God is? Wonder if He sees, if He knows what’s going on in your life?

The other night I had a fight with doubt.

If I were a meteorologist, I’d tell you it felt like a category 1 hurricane, with some mild flooding, and an impressive tsunami of emotion to top things off. The next morning the aftermath nipped at my heels, trying to pull me back down into the fears.

The Struggle Is Real

I can say confidently . . . the struggle is real.

And you can attest to this too. Yup, for reals, Janna.

But even as we nod our heads in sage agreement, there’s something bigger–or rather, Someone bigger we need to see.

To anyone who’s ever wondered about the everyday struggle, who’s ever asked if God sees and knows — He points them to a deeper, braver question.

Who does God want to be for you right now?

That morning after the “storm,” I thought of this question. Who does He want to be for me in the middle of this doubt fest? I wondered. So I sat with my journal and quietly asked God, Who do You want to be for me today?

It was the first time I’d asked Him this, and I didn’t know what to expect. I thought maybe He’d say “Your helper” or “The One who drives your fears away.”

But He told me 24 things. Twenty-four concrete ways the God of the universe is here for us today, in the middle of messy, ordinary life.

The waves calmed. My heart settled. My eyes refocused on Him.

Even now, days later, I continue to be blown away by the new things God promises to be for us each day.

But God Is More

Whatever your struggle today, whatever your storm . . . your Heavenly Poppa is bigger than that storm.

In the middle of this struggle and the midst of today’s mess, when you’re buffeted by fear and doubt and seemingly impossible circumstances . . . who does God want to be right then? Who does He promise to be for you?

In all of His wisdom and grace, He stands ready to be exactly what you need in this precise moment–and more–if you will pause to see Him.

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