All I can hear is crying. I feel the anxiety getting deeper. I feel somewhat confused, so alone, don’t know how to pick myself up. What can I do to fill my emptiness? Have you ever felt like God isn’t listening to you? He feels so distant. You wake up one morning and all you think about is how your going to start your day. Sometimes, because we are so busy with our lives, we don’t even acknowledge His presence and to thank Him for each new day.
The power of prayer is in your mouth. Prayer is not a check request for things from God. It is a deposit slip – a way of depositing God’s character into our bankrupt souls.
When speaking to God, you must ensure that you are in the secret place where you cannot be distracted by anything or anyone. Why do some of us feel as if God is not listening? Could it be that we have put God in our ‘own box’ or we try to fit Him in our schedule? Has it ever occurred to you how sometimes God can be so silent in your tight places. Yes it does happen, but it doesn’t mean that He doesn’t love you. When it comes to the silent treatment, its Gods way of pushing you out of your pain. It’s a way of communicate with God on another level. For example, when a woman prepares to give birth, the process becomes easy; eventually when she is due, the woman will start to feel certain contractions. It could also be caused by the kicking of the baby in the tummy. Lets take a deeper look. The baby in the tummy gets bigger as the days go by, so the baby will use all its strength to fight to get out of the mothers tummy because it is in an uncomfortable environment. If the mother is not yet able to conceive, the baby will eventually become restless.
Sometimes when God put a hold on you, it does not mean that He has abandoned you. It doesn’t mean that He is not listening. It’s just that you are not yet ready to come out. The only way the woman will know when she is ready is when the contractions are more intense. You will know when God is speaking to you when things get so difficult that you can admit that you can’t handle what you are going through. In life, we sometimes have to be honest with one another and express the pain your going through. It is no good keeping it to yourself, thinking that it will go away. The problems you face won’t always go away, but when you share it with someone you trust, and they listen to you, both of you can work together to fight the issue.
Your uncomfortable places are the areas in your lives that God tests. He won’t test when you have got everything together. He is God of all your plans. When you try plan your life, God will come in and disrupt, just to show you that He is God over your life, and only He can plan where you are going in the near future. To encourage you all, be reminded that we only have a few days until this year is over. What have you achieved? What have you learnt from this year? Has this year taught you how to seek God, or do you think it has drawn you away from God? No matter your situation, God listens!! The only person that can make it difficult is you! You have a choice to control your mind! You have a choice to agree with Gods word and His promises over your life! 2 Corinthians 1:20 says “For as many as the promises of God, they all find their Yes in Him. For this reason we also utter the Amen to God through Him to the Glory of God”. Gods promises over your life are yes and AMEN! Amen is to seal and agree with what the Word of God has said over your life. His promise to you today is that HE IS LISTENING!
You cannot be a strong Christian and doubt that God isn’t listening to you. You have to come out of your feeble mind and ask Him to exchange your unbelief into Faith! Before you even open your mouth, God already knows what you are about to say. Sometimes we don’t even need to constantly keep nagging God about our problems, because He knows them all. We can humble ourselves and remind Him, but not complaining and stressing about it. Instead, why not ask Him how to handle the situation, rather than telling Him to take it away. Remember, we can’t put God in a position where we expect Him to do all the work. We also have to work hard for ourselves. When you are sitting for an exam, the invigilator doesn’t speak. That is exactly how God is. Invigilators only walk around; you hardly have time to look at them because they are focusing on everyone in the exam hall.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
Ladies, we must ensure that when speaking to God, we also need to hear Gods voice and listen to Him. It is not always about getting a response from Him, expecting Him to come at our time of need. In order to gain more peace in our lives, we must be willing to listen more and speak less. When you allow God to speak to you, you are inviting His presence in your life, the peace that surpasses all human understanding, and a calm mind. No matter how upset, frustrated, stressed or anxious you feel, know that God is listening and cares so much! The quieter you become, the more you can hear.