Ever wonder where God was when...? Ever had a need that God didn't seem to meet? Ever think that God just didn't care about you in your circumstance?
Below is an article written by John Piper to an eleven year old boy named "Tommy" about these very questions. Take time to think through and investigate these thoughts and compare them against what God's Word says. Because of the articles length, it has been broken up into 7 parts.
NOTHING CAN SEPARATE US FROM CHRIST
What it means is that he is loving you with tough love. Here’s how you can know this. The apostle Paul asked, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Paul knows that Christ loves his people. He loves you, Tommy, and your family. So Paul asks, Can anything separate you from that love?
He even mentions not having enough food! Can that separate you from Jesus’ love? He says, “Shall famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword separate us from the love of Christ?” (Romans 8:35). You know what a famine is, don’t you? That’s when lots of people don’t have enough food. Some may even die. That happens to Christians sometimes. Can that separate us from the love of Jesus?
Paul answers, “No!” Then he even goes farther and says, “In all these things — including famine — we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:35–37). Notice the word “in.” In all these things — while they are happening — we are conquerors. In famine — when we don’t have enough food — we are more than conquerors. In the famine, Jesus is loving us! When there is not enough food to eat, Jesus is loving us.
Article Source: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/letter-to-a-teenager-in-need