Sitting with the nurse, alone and scared, she paged through images of all the STDs that I could have. With my head hung low I finally mustered up enough strength to whisper that it was not me who had cheated. The look in her eyes changed to compassion. As she left the room to get the needle for the dreaded test, my heart screamed out “God where are you?” I opened my eyes and saw something that I had not seen before. There on the nurse’s desk was a picture of Jesus and His eyes met mine. His arms were outstretched toward me and I heard Him say “I am right here with you.”
My Heavenly daddy was not on some high mountaintop somewhere, but He was with me in that dirty STD clinic. Even though I still felt terrified, I knew that I was not alone! When the nurse came back in the room, she looked me in the eyes and said “Every morning I pray that God will use me in someone’s life, and this morning I prayed for you.”
God’s love for you is so deep that He is not afraid to sit with you in your pain and lonely places!