“For you are the God of my strength; why do You cast me off? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
Often in the troubles of life, it seems that God is totally unconcerned about our situation. We pray and nothing happens. We cry out to Him and there is no answer to be heard. We suffer and still the pain remains. The Psalmist wants the Lord to speak to him about the situation, but the Lord remains silent.
Friends, when these times come our way, we need to remember that the Lord operates in ways that we cannot comprehend, Isa. 55:8-9; that His timetable is not the same as out timetable; and that when it seems He doesn’t care He still knows about our situation and He will act when the time is right. In Mark 4:37-41, the disciples accused Jesus of never caring. They, like us have forgotten what kind of person they were dealing with.
Another occasion when Jesus delayed His action was during the sickness and death of Lazarus in John 11. When He did move, He received more glory and performed and even greater miracle.
God’s silence in your life does not mean that He does not care. It merely means that He has something even greater and more glorious waiting on you than that for which you are currently praying.
The Psalmist knows where his strength lies; he calls on God because his circumstances are beyond his control. They are situations that he cannot fix. Therefore, he calls on the name of the Lord, knowing the God alone has the power to fix that which is broken in life.
Friends, the sooner we learn this truth the better off we will be. You can’t fix what is broken in your life; there’s no use in you worrying over it. There’s no use in you letting is consume and control your life. The best thing you can do is learn to bring it to the Lord, stand in His strength and watch Him work it out for you.
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