Friday, April 2, 2010


God has not forgotten you! He knows exactly where you are, what you are going through right now, and he is monitoring every step along your path. But we are just like the children of Israel who doubted God’s daily care for them, even though prophets were sent to deliver wonderful promises from heaven. We forget in our hour of need that God has us in the palm of his hand. Instead, like the children of Israel, we are afraid we are going to blow it all and be destroyed by the enemy.

Can it be that we continue in our hurting—continue living in defeat and failure—simply because we really do not believe God answers our prayers anymore?

Are we as guilty as the children of Israel in thinking God has forsaken us and given us over to our own devices to figure things out for ourselves? Do we really believe our Lord meant it when he said God will act just in time, in answer to our prayer of faith? Jesus implies that most of us, even though called and chosen, will not be trusting in him when he returns. Some of God’s people have already lost their confidence in him. They do not believe, in the deepest of their souls, that their prayers make any difference. They act as if they are all on their own.

Be honest now! Has your faith been weak lately? Have you almost given up on certain things you have prayed so much about? Have you grown weary with waiting? Maybe you have thrown up your hands in resignation as if to say, “I just can’t seem to break through. I don’t know what is wrong and why my prayer is not answered. Evidently God has said no to me.”

God has not forsaken me—nor you! A thousand times no! He is right now wanting us to believe he is working all things out for our good (Romans 8:28). So stop trying to figure it out; stop worrying; stop doubting your Lord! The answer is coming. God has not shut his ear and you will reap in due season if you faint not! “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9 NKJV).