Troubled by the deep – drawn out – delaying issues of life we want answers. We’re desperate for God or a Pastor or “someone” to give us a sign, a clear reply… our cries for help need a response to let us know we’re not all on our own. Such is the human condition of man, we’re all trapped between the restoration of our life as it was intended to be /and will become/ and the reality of a broken world we must live in.
I want to send a ray of hope your way today.
Your not alone, this struggle of faith and purpose is an epic drama of life and finds a rich tapestry of context for us within the pages of the Bible. David, Job… Isaiah, Paul, Esther, Ruth… men and women of world-changing influence, all felt as we do. Isolated at times from God, alone and desperate for some “answers”.
Psalm 42: 9-11 (ESV)
“By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10 As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.” (Biblegateway.com)
Find the comfort and “ANSWERS” your craving in the Bible… ask God for answers in the words you read and then pause long enough to “listen” for Him. You may not hear an audible answer from on high, but you will begin to sense the presence of something extra in your day, a longer fuse for your emotional venting, a deeper concern for others… a peaceful acceptance of the next “big surprise” as life hustles by you.
Instead of ‘reacting” to the pull of the broken world you live in… a sense of direction will emerge, a growing confidence that God has something for us to do, a place to be and a vital task to complete. The answers will come in the daily doses of truth that flood our minds and hearts as we read and ingest the bible. The lives and testimonies of those who have lived and loved before us, will infuse us with hope and remind us that their/our faith was/is well placed.
I believe God answers our questions.
I also have come to understand that His ways are unique and precious, subtle and gentle as He won’t come to speak to us until we’re ready to listen to what He has to say. So when your ready… ask away.
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