Let’s be honest. Have you ever felt all alone? Have you ever gone through a difficult time and even found yourself praying, but during those hard times, there doesn’t seem to be any change in your circumstances and or any sense that God is hearing your prayers?
I have and my guess is that you have too. How do you deal with those challenging times? I think it comes down to perspective and truth.
I recently watched the movie, “God is not dead – 2”. I thought it was very good.
In that movie there is a scene when the daughter, who is a teacher, is going through a very challenging time. During one scene where she is talking with father, she says in a discouraging kind of way that her prayers seem like they are going unheard, and God’s presence seems distant. (Have you ever felt that way, or may be you do now).
Her wise dad, says something like, “honey, you should know more than others that when students are taking their test, the teacher is quiet”.
My friends, God has not gone anywhere. As hard as it may be, push aside your emotions and hold on to a godly perspective and truth. When you are going through your difficult times (and we all have them), you are not alone. He is always aware of what is going on in our lives.
Talk to God and express your concerns and your need for His help. Whether you feel His presence or not, remember His love for you (which He demonstrated indisputably, when Jesus Christ died on a cross to make a way for you to be reconciled back to God).
Think often about His promises and put your faith in them, in Him:
* those who come to Him must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him- Hebrews 11:6
* trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, but acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your paths – Proverbs 3:5-6
* cast all your anxieties on Him for He cares about you.- 1 Peter 5:7
* He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee because He trust in thee – Isaiah 26:3
…. and so many more I could mention to you. You are not alone. These times of quiet are heavenly reminders that God is allowing you to understand your heart’s condition and how much you are trusting in Him.