Sometimes it can appear God is doing nothing to help in our situations. It can seem as though He is asleep at the wheel, gone out to lunch, or even on an extended vacation. Good thing we are not saved by what “appears” to be so or what things “seem” like.
Nope, Christian Woman, we have a much more solid foundation than feelings or appearances. The Word of God clearly states that God is a God who neither slumbers nor sleeps. He is always in control and fully aware of what goes on in the lives of men – especially those who belong to Him.
Where is God when you need Him?
Don’t allow the enemy to fool or deceive you with that “where is/was God” crap. He is with you. That type of thinking makes me angry and I know it must frustrate the Lord too. I won’t pretend I haven’t felt that way myself. It doesn’t matter, it’s still stupid, faith-less thinking! God is so gracious to put up with us, don’t you think?
Yeah, for sure.
Thankfully, He still knows we are but flesh. It’s so cool He’s so patient with us.
“Is God MIA?” – I’m sure others felt that way too.
Do you know what else I love? I love that the Bible is full of stories of people who could have easily felt forgotten and wondered if God was on hiatus.
For example, when Moses went up to the mountain, the children of Israel had to wonder “what the heck is going on?”
I’m sure that trek up the mountain (and what happened subsequently) didn’t take only five minutes. I’ll bet some REAL time passed.
Too much time to think and too little faith. What a bad combination. They likely thought “our link to God has been gone an awfully long time.” That’s when the whole golden calf debacle happened.
Then, there is Joseph. I know he must have asked about God’s location at one time or another. Maybe not out loud, but maybe? Who wouldn’t?
Each hour, minute, and day He was in that prison cell (for a faulty” wrap”), he had to wonder if the God of Israel was still on top of things. After all, he was human. So, he had to have a minuscule millisecond of doubt, right?
The best example of all!
Finally, as Jesus went to the cross, you know many were shaking their heads thinking “surely if this Jesus fellow was God, he would do SOMETHING!!!”
I could hear them now: “Girrrrrl…and he had me almost believing he was God too. NOW look at him!”
But, we know the victorious conclusion of each of these stories. God was there!!! He was in charge!!!!
The entire time, He was executing His plans of action in the midst of each of these situations, even when it didn’t “seem” like it.
Babies sometimes wonder about God.
More often than not, the people doubting God have immature spiritual minds or limited experience with Him. When my brother was told he had six weeks left to live, folks thought I was insane to challenge a world-renown doctor. They looked at me crazy when I chose to trust God for a miracle. I did and my brother is alive now.
As I update this blog post, I’m thrilled to say it has been over eight years since that diagnosis of doom. In fact, even the doctor was surprised and became a family friend! You wouldn’t believe the people that called me “unrealistic” and “detached from reality”. It hurt me a little.
Nevertheless, I quickly decided it’s was OK because, as Christians, we live in a different reality – ours is a faith reality.
Don’t listen to people who limit Jesus!
Folks may know tons of scripture supporting God’s faithfulness, they may be involved in their local church, but they are nothing more than baby, infantile Christians groping through life with a type of Godliness, but denying the power thereof. Believers should be BELIEVERS, in my humble opinion!
Otherwise, they are like those “doubters” with no capacity to fathom the depth of God’s works and ability.
Instead, they do the best they can with their limited carnal knowledge trying to “fix” situations on their own or at the very least, trying to figure them out.
No! Christianity is a walk of faith.
Pardon my passion, but let me tell you something. True maturity is realized when one relinquishes the need to figure God out.
He is the God of the universe and exists far beyond our limited comprehension.
We are called to worship Him, serve Him, and obey – that’s it. His ways are too far above ours to even attempt to understand Him.
Again, we simply need to trust Him regardless of how things “look”. After all, faith is the cornerstone of Christianity. Actually, sometimes, it’s also the most difficult part of it. Faith is essential to ensure the peace of God reigns and guards our hearts. So, close your spiritual eyes, Christian Lady, and just fall back into the arms of a loving God.
Trust that He is strong and powerful enough to take excellent care of you.
I know where God is when you feel left alone… HE’S RIGHT WHERE HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE…ON THE THRONE!
No amount of fighting, worrying, or striving can accomplish one iota of what faith in the all-powerful God can do. Be still and know that He is God in three beautiful persons.
Jesus intercedes for you, the Holy Spirit guides, energizes, and directs you and the Father is the great I AM. You’re covered. The God of the universe can do anything. Anything.
Finding God – We still have a part to play.
God moves as His people pray and as His people pray, He moves (How clever, I must remind myself of that often). 🙂 Please don’t doubt for one minute that God is working everything out. It may “appear” like all hell has broken loose and no one is at the helm. But, this is not your Christian reality. Turn off the television, stop listening to people with limited faith, and trust your God to work in impossible situations.
Remember, we live for Him and not the other way around.
Until God does make HIS final decision, you pray He will open your eyes so that you may see with eyes of faith.
Be encouraged and remember, I love you!
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I’ve found a great sermon by Dr. David
Jeremiah for when you feel like you’re at your wit’s end.