Isaiah 45:7, "I
form the light, and create darkness:
I make peace, and create evil: I
the LORD do all these
When peace is in the world, the LORD is there. When judgment comes, the LORD is there. When day breaks and night falls, the LORD has done these things too. He is NOT a clockmaker that winds up the universe and sees how long it will spin. However, He is not in everything that we see happen. He once told Elijah that He was not in a wind, earthquake, and fire. (I Kings 19) However, the Bible speaks of other times when He is in these things.
It should be our course to not get discouraged at what comes our way, but rather, we should always be prayerful that we would look to Him. When we look to Him, the circumstance of light, darkness, peace, war, or evil makes no difference. He has, does, and will deliver His people, and we should never think that He is unable to save. His arm is not shortened; His mercies do not fail and are new every morning. Therefore, let us never say, "What doest thou?" But rather, let us always say, "We are thankful LORD for Thy blessings, mercies, and grace. Deal always mercifully with us, and not with justice as is our just earning."