Bible Reading: John 14:1
“Why are you not speaking to me? Have I done something wrong? Did I forget to ask for forgiveness for a sin? Maybe, I just haven’t been reading Your word enough. I know, I’ve been really busy and haven’t been able to spend as much time alone with you. And I know, I used to pray more often throughout the day, but that has gotten less frequent as well. Why can’t I hear You? I really need You to lead me, I don’t want to just do what I want to do based on how I feel right now. Lord give me something, please?”
I was desperate to hear from God. I felt like I hadn’t been hearing from Him lately and I desperately needed to. I was starting to feel weary and honestly had begun to consider doing my own thing. “I’m not hearing anything, so maybe God wants me to move on from this place; to consider other options.” Then God reminded me of a verse He gave me some years ago regarding exactly what I was praying for. Followed by that peace that comes with His presence.
All this time I was frustrated because I felt God wasn’t speaking to me, that He was being silent when I needed Him. Actually, He was saying a lot. And it was all pointing back to the very first thing He said.
Often times we will claim that God is silent because we aren’t hearing what we want to hear. I was ready to move on. I knew what God said, but it surely didn’t look anything like that, as a matter of fact, it looked the complete opposite.
All throughout the Bible, there are accounts where God spoke something and people were expected to stand on the last thing He said. Sarah and Abraham (Genesis 15:4; Genesis 18:10; Genesis 21:1-2) The Children of Israel (Exodus 12; Joshua 1-24) Samuel Anointed King (1 Samuel 16; 2 Samuel 10).
Have you been desperately seeking God for direction because, what He said a while ago, just doesn’t look like it will come to pass? Have you been entertaining thoughts of compromise, simply because you aren’t sure everything will work out? Do you feel like God has been silent and not giving you the direct you need? Consider this, what was the last thing He said?
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for reminding me that I can believe what You say. And although my current situation may look drastically different from what You have previously said to me, I will continue to stand on it until You tell me something different. Forgive me, for doubting Your sovereignty. If You speak a thing it will come to pass. In Jesus’ name Amen!
*Note- Today’s Devo, is a repost from a previous one.*