A week after our two-year-old granddaughter, Taylor, had spent a summertime vacation with us, I called for a chat. When I said hello, little Taylor yelled, “Grandma Sue! I wondered wherever you were.”

Of course, I was in the same place I’d been the last time Taylor talked to me, but, for a young child, the concept of location can be a great mystery.

After that sweet telephone conversation, I tried to picture the world from a two-year-old’s perspective. You get into a car and drive for hours. Early on, you fall asleep, and your parents wake you up as they pull into the driveway at your Grandpa and Grandma’s house. You stay for more days than you can count, and then, after another napping drive, you are home. But where are your grandparents? Where did they go?

For me, during difficult times — when life presses too hard for too long — I have a tendency to lose track of God. My frail spiritual sight is blighted by life’s circumstances, and I don’t picture myself as walking away from the Lord. It seems that God was the one who left me. My prayers become the questions of a confused child. “God, you were there every day. Where are You now?”

I love the promises our Lord gives us in His Word: “Seek, and ye shall find.” (Matthew, chapter 7, verse 7, King James Version) “Draw nigh unto God, and He will draw nigh unto you.” (James 4:8, King James Version)

When I read those promises I realize that God is listening, and, like the child that I am, I exclaim in delight, “Oh Lord God, I wondered wherever you were.”

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Sue Harrison

BIO: Novelist Sue Harrison is best known for her Alaska trilogies. Her novels, national and international bestsellers, have been published in more than 20 countries in 13 different languages. Her novel Mother Earth Father Sky was named by the American Library Association as a Best Books for Young Adults. Sue lives with her husband in Michigan, but has family here in Nebraska and love Nebraska's rich history. She is currently writing romantic suspense for the inspirational market. Catch up with Sue on her website and blog – www.sueharrison.com .