Trusting God When We Don’t Understand

Are there times when it seems like your prayers aren’t getting above the roof of your house? Are there times, when it seems like God isn’t hearing you? It’s ok if you say it; yes, there are times like that.
When this happens, we begin to search our hearts wondering why? Sometimes, it may be due to sin in our lives. We may need to ask the Holy Spirit to search your hearts and see if there is anything there that is hindering our prayers?
If there is something in our hearts, we need to confess it knowing there is nothing God won’t forgive.
But maybe it’s not sin in our hearts. Maybe the time is not right. There are times when we pray and maybe we aren’t ready for what we have prayed for. Maybe we have prayed for a promotion that we aren’t ready for. We think we are ready but God knows we aren’t.
The Psalmist asked, “O Lord, how long will you forget me? How long will you look the other way?” The Psalmist felt God wasn’t listening. God was listening… and later on in this text the Psalmist reaffirms his faith.
In verse 5 the Psalmist says, “But I trust in your unfailing love… I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.”
I don’t know what you are praying for but rest assured that God hears our prayers. And, we need to trust God.
Recently, I read a tweet from Beth Moore that read; “Trust God’s no.” That’s a powerful little message. When God says “No” we often question it. But, if God loves us, and He does, when God says “no,” it’s in our best interest.
An old English preacher, Charles Spurgeon once said;
“God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.”
Trust the Lord even when we don’t understand what’s going on.

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