When God Seems Silent! 

In this passage below, the Lord wasn’t making much sense to Mary and Martha.  Have you ever been there?  Have you ever prayed about a problem and believed God for deliverance only to have the problem worsen … even to the point of death, or divorce, or bankruptcy?  Have you ever cried out to God in faith and seemingly received nothing from Him to meet your pressing need?  I think we can all relate. 

“Then Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21

We cry out to God in desperation, waiting to hear some hint of a response. The waiting can be excruciating. God seems silent and unaffected by our pleas. But out of the silence, the answer eventually will emerge, as we see that He has heard and replied, even though we can’t understand why the delay, and why He doesn’t drop everything and tend to our needs. 

God is a good Father, and He knows what is best for His children. There are times, when our answer is no. Not because God desires to deprive us of things, but because His wisdom surpasses our own, and He knows exactly how to keep our feet firmly planted, so that we do not deviate off course and begin following a destructive path of our own making. There are also times when the answer is not ready, because it is much greater than our original request. 

Those who prayed for Lazarus to be healed, could not understand the hesitation of Jesus’ response. He loved Lazarus, why didn’t He drop what He was doing and return immediately? It appeared that He had performed miracles for so many, yet He neglected to help His friend when he needed Him the most. When God seems silent, we are not being ignored, we can know without a doubt, that He loves us, we have been heard, and the answer although possibly delayed will be beneficial to us, and quite possibly greater than we could have anticipated. 

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I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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