God is with us the afters

The Afters Declares “God Is With Us” in Difficulties

Have you ever prayed, “God, where are you?” We have. And so have your favorite Christian bands. When this fallen world delivers one disaster after another, we usually wonder where our almighty, all-loving, compassionate God is. The Afters tackle this challenging question in their latest song “God is With Us.” Read on to discover what the band has to stay about the song, plus some passages to bolster your faith. Finally, listen to the song, find yourself and a dose of encouragement in the lyrics.


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The Afters frontman Josh Havens says this about the song:

Most of us asked this question at some point: Where is God right now? Where is God and this situation? Where is God in the middle of this really hard thing? I hope our new song “God is with Us” reminds you that when we’re hurting, when we’re grieving, when we’re going through something painful, God is with us. When we’re discouraged, when we’re hopeless or feeling broken, God is with us. When we’re struggling and we don’t see a way forward, when we’re doubting, God is with us. And whatever you’re going through right now, God is with you.

But don’t just take his word for it…


No matter our feelings in the troubling moments, God’s word is quite clear about his location. 

Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

The book of Isaiah offers profound wisdom and reassurance to those facing challenges. In Isaiah 41:10, God speaks directly to our fears, inviting us to cast aside anxiety and trust in His unwavering presence. The promise of strength, help, and support resonates with the divine assurance that God is not a distant observer but an active participant in our lives. This verse encourages us to face adversity with courage, knowing that the Almighty is holding us securely in His righteous right hand.

Psalm 23:4 – “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 23 is a timeless expression of trust in God’s guidance and provision. In verse 4, the psalmist vividly describes a journey through the darkest and most challenging moments of life. Yet, amidst the shadows, there is a profound sense of assurance – God is with us. The imagery of the shepherd’s rod and staff provides a comforting picture of God’s protection and guidance. This verse reminds us that, even in our lowest moments, we can find solace and strength in the ever-present companionship of our Creator.

Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, offers a perspective on adversity that is both profound and transformative. Romans 8:28 assures believers that God is actively working in all circumstances, weaving a tapestry of good for those who love Him. Even in the face of trials, setbacks, or pain, this verse encourages us to trust in the bigger picture of God’s divine plan. It reassures us that difficulties are not without purpose and that God’s ultimate goal is to bring about our good.

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Take a listen to the song, then let us know what you think about it in the comments! For more about the Afters, go to


Where is God in the heartache
Where is God in the fear
Where is God when it hurts so bad
That you can’t hold back the tears

Where is God in the sickness
That the prayers didn’t fix
When it don’t make sense
Where is God in all of this

He is right here where He’s always been
He never left and He never will
Where is God
God is with us
He is right here where He’s always been
It’s where He’ll be until the very end
Where is God
God is with us

Where is God in the ashes
Of a broken home
Where is God when we lose
The ones we love the most
Where is God in addiction
When you lost the battle again
When it’s all too much
Where is God in all of this

We might never know the answers
We might never know the outcome
But we know Jesus
We know Jesus
Even when we face the darkness
We know better days are coming
Cause we know Jesus
We know Jesus

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