Story behind the song
So, where is God in all of this? Doesn't the Word say He's supposed to be there when I need Him? I tried to think of a concrete answer for her that didn't infringe on the trite or the conjectural. I couldn't deny that it was a valid question that deserved an honest answer – still I found it hard to formulate a definitive reply. As I pondered it throughout the day I found myself reviewing my own life experiences, and realizing, once again, how blessed I was to have Someone to whom I could turn in my times of testing by fire. The fact that I had survived was no credit to my own spirituality. It was due entirely to the sustaining power of a loving, omnipotent God who will not allow me to be tested beyond what I am able to endure. My spirit swelled in renewed gratitude for the spiritual refuge that He has provided when the enemy of my soul has so relentlessly pursued me with the temptation of isolation and bitterness.