Are you disappointed with some things in your life? The good news is that man’s disappointments are God’s appointments! You might say, “Where is God in the midst of my troubles?” or “If God is so good why is He letting my situation be so bad?”
These are questions that many people ask. But God has a will and God has His ways! The Bible tells us in Isaiah 55: 8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and my ways are not your ways, For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.
One of God’s ways is found in 1 Samuel 2: 6-8 “The Lord kills and makes alive, the Lord brings down to the grave and brings up. The Lord makes poor and makes rich, He brings low and He lifts up.” But if this is true why would God kill, bring down, make poor and bring low?
God allows trouble, crisis and calamity into our lives for His purpose and His purpose is that we seek HIM! I don’t mean by that that we say a few prayers or ask someone a question or two. I mean that we seek Him fervently! God is waiting to answer our prayers if we’ll persist in our pursuit of Him! Jeremiah 29: 12-13 says, “And you shall seek me and find me when you shall search for me with all your heart.” And again in the book of Hebrews it says, “But without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. Hebrews 11:6
The Bible refers to God as a husband, and to His church as His bride. If we devote one hour per week, at best, to our spouse is that a fulfilling relationship for them? When you love someone dearly, you desire an intimate relationship! An intimate relationship requires time and getting to know someone well enough to trust that person. If that is what is needed to build and maintain a human relationship, how much more for our relationship with God Himself?
Jesus always started his day with quality time alone with the Father early in the mornings. It was what He longed for and His prayers were heard! As we spend serious time with God we become more like Him. We begin to think His thoughts and feel His feelings. We start to say what He says and do what He did! We now become His disciples who do the Father’s work and bring glory to Him.
When Jesus taught His disciples to pray He said, “Your Kingdom come, your will be done” and then He said, “Give us this day our daily bread”! Our needs being met will come after we have drawn close to Him and allowed His will to become ours! This is the key to answered prayer! Serious seekers will get answers from a serious God!
You’re not waiting for God, He is waiting for you!! Give Him your undivided time and heart and see Him act on your behalf!
Isaiah 64:4 “For since the beginning of the world, men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor hs eye seen any God besides you, who acts for the one who waits for Him”
Pursue Him fervently and persistently and He will answer!