Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. (Psalm 51:11)
In the place of hardship and suffering, our most earnest prayer is not for an explanation of our circumstances, but it’s for God not to leave us. Because we know that whatever it is that he brings us to, whatever the situation is, we know that as long as he is with us, eventually everything will be all right. His nearness is our good, and his nearness is enough. And God, we can’t go a step without you.