3 Crying out to GodPosted: November 14, 2011
Regarding the first two posts, one person replied that writing prayers down in a journal, then later looking at which reminds him of his prayers and also of God’s answers. He noted that God does not sometimes answer in way he wants. Also, God’s answers can be “yes”, “no” and “wait”. Another reader responded: “We all are sitting in a GREAT place…Sitting in the quiet that we may hear the whisper of God. He does speak and will speak more.”
Now let’s go to on the parable in which Jesus encourages his followers to “always pray and not give up”, He talks about the widow and the unjust judge. He followed the parable with this:
Will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? Luke 18:7
Crying out to God and telling Him exactly what we feel engages our hearts with His heart. He wants this intimate relationship. Intimacy (into-me-see) involves actively sharing our self with Him. It also requires a deep trust in Him. We need to hear His resounding “Yes, I do care about you. I see and know every bit of you, even better than you know yourself.” We need to decide to trust Him or not. More to the point, we need to ask, “Is God real?”
However, we cannot manufacture trust by sheer will power. If we are just unable to sense much of any trust in God, we need to focus on Him and His goodness. Know that He is in control and for our GOOD. We need to set aside our own issues (for a time) and think about God, Who He is and what He is like. Worship Him, read about Him, and fellowship with other Christians. These things can help us learn to trust Him.
Psalm 34, especially verse 18 is a place to start, or you may have other favorite verses to focus on and be reminded of Who He is.
Crying out and trusting in His faithfulness with you,
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