Saturday, June 16, 2012
Have you ever been in a season of life where you thought that God was not there? You were not necessarily being disciplined for any wrong doing, but you just had a hard time finding the presence of God. You pray, read your Bible...still nothing.
There is a tendency to think that you are the only one who has or is going through this. You put on a good show for all around, but inside there is nothing alive. It is not your salvation you are worried about, but you wonder when you will hear from God again. You look around and everyone seems to have it all together. They have everything figured out. You can't possibly talk to them, they would have no idea what you are talking about and they probably would think you are eccentric.
I want to encourage you that you are not alone. Every believer goes through these times when they are just unsettled, not knowing where or when their next step is. We have to believe, not in our emotions but in the fact that God is always there, even if we don't feel Him. Psalm 73:25-26 "Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." God is there and will be forever. Lean on His strength knowing that He has given us great and precious promises of an eternal life spent with Him.
When David was in despair he cried out "Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide yourself from my supplication. Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily." Psalm 55:1-2 The Lord was always David's strength. If he was running for his life from Saul or surrounded by enemies before the battle, David constantly drew upon the strength that God had.
I just want to encourage you that as times get tough turn to God for your strength. The God of old is the same God today, ready and willing to come to the aid of all who call upon His name. Try not to rely on your own understanding or advice, seek the face of the Lord. Though at times He may seem silent, I promise He is always working.
Grace and Peace,
at 10:25 AM