Where Were You?

Written by Julie

On May 26, 2020

You looked at the pain in this world
And cried out to your God.
You asked, “Father, why?
Why don’t You do something?
How can You let this happen?”

And quite honestly,
I wonder that too.
But I also wonder
And have to ask the question:
“Where were you?”

Where were you
When I fell and floundered?
Where were you
When I cried for help?

Where were you
When I was depressed?
Where were you
When my world fell apart?

Where were you
When I required guidance?
Where were you
When I wanted a true friend?

Where were you
When I needed love?
Where were you
When everything went south?

You could probably answer me
With excuse after reason after evasive reply.
But be honest with yourself, Jesus-follower:
The question is not “Where was God?”
But “Where were you?”

~Julie Hochstetler, May 2020



Hi, I'm Julie, a 17-year-old lover of books, music, and Jesus. I'm finishing up my junior year in high school (Abeka Academy) and have been blogging for two and a half years. I also co-publish a digital magazine called Priceless geared toward teen girls. My desire is to use my words to glorify my Saviour and to encourage you in your walk with God. I'd love to hear from you!

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