When God Answers
Have you ever prayed for something specifically seeking Gods divine help and he just seems silent? He seems absent. You begin to relate to David & Job;
King David: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest.” (Psalm 22:1–2)
Job: “I cry to you for help and you do not answer me; I stand, and you only look at me.” (Job 30:20)
“Just like we can experience the world as flat when we’re walking on a huge spinning ball, we can experience God as absent or distant when in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28) (Jon Bloom)
In reality, God wasn’t absent toward Job or King David, and in reality God is not absent toward us. It’s just how it feels at the time but it’s not how it is. Faith reminds us we are not alone, God is with us. (Psalm 23:4)
I feel that sometimes God is waiting for our hearts to truly prepare for his answer. This, I feel is true in my situation. This morning during my prayer time, after months of silence, GOD ANSWERED. I did not like what he had to say and at first I cried and said to God “There is no possible way I can do what you are asking me to do!” (God knew I was ready to receive his answer even if I didn’t realize it right away! Be careful what you pray for!) Then God said “I’m not asking you do this alone, I am with you.” My tears stopped and after a few moments of silence, I finally said “Ok, God.” God is preparing my heart for his work and while I do not yet know what that work is, I am willing to do whatever he asks in preparation. Thank you Lord for speaking to my heart today.