I went through a really tough period a few months back where I was dealing with some painful things that had happened to me. I wasn’t mad at God, or even really questioning Him – I was just struggling to see where He was in all of it.
Hannah, who is our creative marketing guru + graphic designer, is also my great friend and she has one (of many) incredible spiritual gift: she makes phenomenal playlists. The best thing she knew to do for me in that season was to make a playlist for me to pray and worship to, to pour out my heart to God.
One of the songs on her playlist was, “Where Were You” by Ghost Ship and it’s based on God and Job’s conversation in the book of Job. Job is yelling about all the hard stuff in his life and asking God where He was, and God is GIVING IT BACK TO JOB – telling Him exactly where He was during all of it. It’s a crazy powerful song, go listen here.
At the end of the Bible passage (and the song), Job just gently repents for yelling at God – and this print is the MSG version of what He states: I admit I once lived by rumors of You; now I have it all firsthand, from my own eyes and ears.
Whenever I’m tempted to go back to that past pain and feel sorry for myself, whenever I’m tempted to question God and grumble against Him, I go on a quick walk with this song playing as loud as possible in my headphones and I come home a new woman.
But I decided it was time to make this passage into a print, since I can’t always go on a walk. And I wanted y’all to have it too.
Can you imagine how our homes and hearts would be drastically different if we owned our tendency to fuss at God instead of trust what we can’t see or understand. Can you imagine what heroes of our home we’d become if we didn’t grumble against Him, but went to Him in honesty, and saw how good He is, with our own eyes and ears?