Ever have those days where things just don’t seem right. Nothing is actually going wrong but nothing is actually going right either. Or maybe things are going all wrong and no matter what you do it feels like you are taking two steps backward instead of one step forward, Life is out of sorts and you wonder “What’s up?” So you pray and ask God “What’s up?” And you get no answer. Nada. So you ask again. Silence.
I can’t say why God sometimes speaks and sometimes he doesn’t or should I say why sometimes I can’t hear him. He may be speaking but my hearing may be impaired. What I have recently discovered though is a way to find peace and comfort when I can’t hear him. During these super frustrating times, I reflect on who God is. I step back and remind myself of his character. This helps me remember why I trust him. It reminds me that whether I can hear him or not, he loves me and has not gone AWOL. Here are a few of the texts that I’ve refreshed my memory with lately. What are yours?
God is love. 1 John 4:8 (NLT)
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)
God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)
And finally, most importantly, when Jesus died on the cross he said “It is finished.” In other words, “I’ve got this. It is done. You are safe.”
It is always good to remember who God is. What he is will never change. And who he loves won’t either.
–Elaine Kapetanakis (Thought4theday.com)