when we ask Were are you Lord? When the Lord is silent, you have only one reasonable option: trust Him. Hang in there, and wait on Him. He may be quiet, but He has not quit on you. Even through your greatest adversity, He’s working to develop your character and accomplish His will for your life.
The Lord’s silence during our trials raises two basic questions. First, what in the world is God up to when we are hurting so desperately and need to hear from Him?
God’s silence in no way indicates a lack of divine activity in our lives. We are often guilty of judging our Father’s concern for us by how favorable or unfavorable our circumstances are. When adversity comes, we think, Lord, where are You? Why don’t You do something? God’s involvement must be measured by two things: the development of our character and the fulfillment of His plan. God uses adversity to accomplish His will in our lives. Second, what are we to do in the meantime? The answer to that is simple, though not always easy: Trust God. If you will not trust Him, that means you’ll take matters into your own hands—and then you run the risk of making things worse. Are you thinking, But you don’t understand my circumstances? If so, you may be right. But think about Joseph, who was sold as a slave and then thrown into prison unfairly. No friends, no family, no church, no freedom, no money, no Bible, no apparent answers from God. Yet he remained faithful—and so did his Heavenly Father.
Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone.
The Scriptures abound with declarations that God is faithful. Since we live in a world that is constantly changing and face many disappointments along the way, it is reassuring to be reminded of the faithfulness of God. One definition of the word faithful is “worthy of trust,” and this is certainly applicable to God because He has repeatedly proven that His word is sure and that He can be trusted.
“Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” ~~Lamentations 3:23
The Apostle Paul reminds us that God cannot lie. Because He is holy it is impossible for Him to declare anything but truth or make any promise that will not be kept. It may seem to us at times that God has forgotten us. David experienced such a doubt but then admitted he had spoken in haste. We must remember that God works on His own timetable and just because we do not see immediate evidence of His promise being fulfilled it does not mean He has forsaken us.
No matter how bleak your future may appear you can be assured that God’s promise is certain when He says, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” In spite of your sufferings and trials you can have confidence that He will be with you and even use the difficulties to teach you and draw you closer to Him.
Because of God’s faithfulness you can have bright expectations. He will not let anything separate you from Him. He is keeping you by His power. Having begun a good work in you, He will not abandon it but will bring it to consummation so that one day you will be safe home to live with Him forever.
Have a wonderful day in the presence of our Faithful God.