Where Were You?

Sometimes when we want Him the most, it seems like God doesn’t show. When we need comfort, or guidance, or deliverance, or answers — we pray and we wait. And wait. And pray and wait some more. Have you ever felt this way?

There’s a song out right now by The Fray called “You Found Me” that captures this sorrow of humanity waiting for God’s divine hand. I found God on the corner of first and Amistad, Where the west was all but won, All alone, smoking his last cigarette. I said where you been, He said ask anything. “Where were you? When everything was falling apart, All my days were spent by the telephone. It never rang, and all I needed was a call that never came.”

I’m not going to try to explain it, because I can’t. But all around us people are praying and waiting by that divine telephone. Can you feel the sorrow?

Lost and insecure. You found me, you found me. Lying on the floor. Surrounded, surrounded. Why’d you have to wait? Where were you, where were you? Just a little late, you found me, you found me.

4 thoughts on “Where Were You?

  1. Profound thoughts, Anna.

    I have really enjoyed your blog and will also check out your book! Congratulations on publishing it.

    Have enjoyed reading your comments with our “friend” Mark and decided to pop by your blog for a visit. So glad I did. Mine is http://heidirafferty.blogspot.com if you have time.

    Best wishes and God bless … I’ll be back!



  2. Hello my sister! I wanted to give you props for writing about this song. I LOVE THIS SONG! It is so wonderful, moving and relatable! I heard them do an interview on the radio and explain this song. Amistad means “friend” or “friendship” and it’s “First and Amistad” = God is their “First friend.” 🙂 It is a sorrowful song and doesn’t talk alot about the hope that we have to have in the midst of feeling forsaken, but the song is really more of a moment in time captured in the lyrics. The Fray has many songs with faith-based messages (the lead singer used to be in a Christian band) and I love that their music is so popular and reaches so many people. Great blog by the way! Love you ~Krista~


  3. Heidi – thanks for the comment. It’s interesting that you mentioned Mark’s blog. One of the reasons I posted on this topic is because of similar conversations with atheists. Some of them became atheists because they had once believed, but to them, God didn’t show. There’s a lot of pain in that.


  4. Krista my sister- Thank you for sharing what you learned from their interview. The “First and Amistad” meaning adds a lot to the song. One of the things I like about The Fray is that their songs reflect our human struggle without giving those pat answers we’ve heard so often. Sometimes we just need some empathy. Thanks for a great comment — I love you lots!


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