My friend, may I ask you a question? When you can’t hear God, do you stop talking to Him? Are you tempted to stop coming to Him in your prayers and in your quiet times? Do you doubt He will hear your prayer? Do you believe that even in His silence, God doesn’t miss one word or one tear. Do you believe that He is faithful and He has a plan?
Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.
remember the story of Franklin Roosevelt when, as President of the United States, he often endured long receiv- ing lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said. One day, during a reception, he decided to try an experiment. To each person who came down the line and shook his hand, he murmured, “I murdered my grandmother this morning.” The guests responded with phrases like, “Marvelous! Keep up the good work.” It was not till the end of the line, while greeting the ambassador from Bolivia, that his words were actually heard. The ambassador leaned over and whispered, “I’m sure she had it coming.” Despite how you feel or what you might think, be assured that God is listening.
Here’s a story: In 63 B.C. the Roman general Pompey conquered Jerusalem. He rode triumphantly through the city and swept onto the temple mount where he entered the Holy Place and saw the lamp stands and incense altars. At the far end of the Holy Place he spied a brilliantly embroidered curtain shielding another room. He pulled back the curtain and stepped into the small enclosure. He was surprised when he discovered that the dark, airless cubicle held nothing at all. The Roman general had entered the Holy of Holies, a room so sacred to the Jews that no one was allowed to enter the room save the High Priest; and he only once a year. There was nothing in the room anymore. Yet the Jews continued to honor God’s presence there.
When you can’t hear God, remember He can hear you. When you can’t hear God, hold on to the pillars of your faith, the truths that you have been taught. Recite them, sing them, and they will speak to you again. When you can’t hear God, be patient; God will respond in His time and in His manner. When you can’t hear God, don’t stop talking to Him. Never stop coming to Him in your prayers and in your quiet times. Step into His Holy Place and lift your hands to the heavens. He will hear your prayer. Even in His silence, God doesn’t miss one word or one tear. He is faithful and He has a plan for you. Rest assured, His silence is golden!
We pray. Heavenly Father, there are times when we pray in earnest, but there seems to be no answer to our prayers. You are silent. Lord, we know in our hearts that You are sovereign and when You choose silence, it is golden, pure, sacred, just and holy. Yet, Lord, it is so difficult to be patient, to be diligent in prayer when there seems to be no end to our troubles. We know that there is a reason for Your silence. Please help us to examine ourselves when there is no answer to our supplication. Reveal in us any secret sins and pull them out. Make us aware of our guilt before we come to you again in supplication. Make us patient and enduring. Remind us that You silence does not mean that You aren’t there; only that you are looking down upon us with the love of a Father who is silent in the moment. In Jesus name. Amen.
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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