You got some bad news today. You’re looking at the next few years thinking, knowing there is no way you will ever get through this. People keep taking advantage of you, lying about you, hurting you. And they keep getting away with it for what seems like years and years. You just can’t seem to catch a break.
You have cried out to God for deliverance and Mercy, and pleaded with him over and over it seems about the same problem.
Yet…Nothing. There is nothing but silence from our creator. Then you question him, his motives for your life and why you were even born.
You feel nothing but desperation. Hopeless.
Hope is supposed to anchor the soul, yet hope deferred just weighs the soul down in a black pit from which there is no return. Or it seems that way for this moment.
Dear Friend let me tell you, if you took honest inventory the last few years of your life, could you say you had answered prayers? I bet you could. Image courtesy of Naypong at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
What about the unanswered ones? I bet there are many. God keeps tabs on them too. He keeps tabs on every single thing we go through, and then he uses those things to make us stronger.
We cry out to God in our desperate needs and hopeless situations, when God sees everything we are going to be put through from others. He knows that person or people are scheming, intending you harm.
He also sees that what you are being put through will have an ultimate purpose. He takes every single hardship thrust on us painfully, and weaves blessings in disguise. He knows we live in a fallen world where life is hard at times, and he sees every hardship coming our way.
He also prepares to turn hardships into lessons, strength, honor and glory.
We serve an awesome God that loves us so much, when he sees hard times coming our way he immediately works on a master plan to teach and mold us for a greater purpose.
So you may be suffering now, I am too. Everyone does. This is life, and life is fraught with unending persecutions, uncertainties and catastrophic pain. There is nothing too hard for God to save, nothing too drastic for him to stop the pain. Image courtesy of tuelekza at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
You may have unanswered prayers now, but never think God doesn’t hear your pleas for help and provision. He hears everything, and he is right now working on a master plan for your life, even when you think he is silent.