Has there ever been a time where you just don’t think anyone is listening? I know my wife feels like this often with our kiddos(and sometimes me, but we aren’t gonna go there, haha!)
“Pick up these toys, please.” “Put up your shoes, please.” “Can you let the dogs in, please?” “Who’s shoes are these and why are they still out?” On and on it goes.
It’s a daily drone of wash, rinse, repeat with our words. When this cycle continues like it does, it makes it feel like your words fall to the floor as soon as they leave your mouth. It is exhausting.
Isn’t it the same feeling when we talk to God? We ask for help, healing, financial breakthrough, etc., and when we don’t get an answer in our own timeframe, we throw our hands up. He’s working.
We shout and shake our fists at the sky and say, “You said that you’d be there!” He’s working.
Just because WE say jump, we expect God to respond with, “How high?” He’s working.
Don’t think that I’m just putting this out there as a generality. I’ve been there, man. We’ve thrown away pregnancy test after pregnancy test that was negative. He’s working. Sat in the sonogram room when a typically chatty nurse clammed up and wouldn’t tell us what we were looking at on the screen. He’s working. I’ve looked at a budget that was in the red month after month and had no clue how things would get covered. He’s working.
We have been right there with you. I remember, vividly, every single time I prayed in these situations. I would ask God, “What the heck man?”
I heard a song the other day and it solidified what I had been taught through the years. It’s called “Way Maker” by Sinach, but the version that I like most is done by Leeland. Links to both will be included.
It starts off saying “You are here, moving in our midst…working in this place, I worship you.” If that’s not great enough, it gets better. The song moves into what He is for us:
Light in the darkness
That is who you are
The bridge is my favorite part of the entire song. “Even when I don’t see it you’re working. Even when I don’t feel it, you’re working. You never stop, never stop working.”
Jesus never stops working for us. In Hebrews 7:25 it says, “Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.” That simply means that Jesus is ALWAYS working for us. And as He intercedes for us, we have the Holy Spirit as a comforter to help guide us through this hard time.
Proverbs 3:5 says that we have to “trust in the Lord with ALL of our heart, and lean not on our own understanding.” To turn into yourself will always lead you down a rough path. You’ll search for comfort in the wrong things and turn yourself from God.
He is above everything that you face. He’s greater than any diagnosis or any negative word that is spoken over you. He is sitting right now, lobbying on your behalf.
So trust that even though it seems like nothing is happening…He’s working. And He never stops working.
Y’all stay safe out there.