Sometimes, I think that when we are in the midst of pain or trouble, we forget how much God loves us. We may even begin to wonder if God cares at all. We forget that even though we are unfaithful, God is always faithful. In Isaiah 43:1-3, God speaks through Isaiah to the Israelites, his chosen people. I realize that this was specifically addressed to the Israelites, but remember that God never changes. And I believe that these words spoken to his chosen people apply to us as well, now that we have been grafted in to the heavenly promise. It says:
"But now, this is what the Lord says - he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;'"
I look at this as God’s love poem for those who love him. In verse 4 it goes on to say the he will do all of these things because, "you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you,". God does indeed love us. We may not always see him in the darkness. We may think when things are hardest that we are walking alone. But remember these words and the many others that are spoken throughout the bible of God's love for us. If you have been redeemed by the Lord, that is - if you have believed and placed your trust in Christ, the bible says that you are his. And God loves you with a jealous love, like a husband who loves his wife. He is always there watching over you, ready to hear you call out to him, even when you don't see or feel him.
Never forget, that God loves us. In Isaiah, I read from only one such example. There are many more in that one book alone, not to even mention throughout the old and new testament. So, don't let the devil fool you when you begin to think that God doesn't love you, that he isn't listening, or that he is far away. It is just the contrary. Though sometimes we have to wait on him, make no mistake, God is aware of what you're dealing with and he cares as much as a loving husband cares about the well-being of his treasured wife.