In simply replacing a window with a door I found that all the wood underneath it had rotted and there were termites crawling around in there and now I find there is more work that needs to be done and suddenly it all seems like too much! So many times, especially in financially hard times like most of us are in right now, we feel so alone, there is no one to help because it seems that everyone we know is in as deep as we are, but God is faithful, He’s still there, He never leaves.
A friend told me that they couldn’t hear God’s voice, and wanted to know if they were they doing something wrong? The answer is no, they are not wrong you just have to learn to be sensitive to hearing His voice so that when He speaks we can recognize it.
What does that mean? Before you have a child, you can be in a crowd of people and hear a child say “Mama” or “Daddy” and you never even notice, it probably didn’t even register to your senses that you heard it, but when you have a child of your own and hear a child’s voice you immediately turn to see if it is YOUR child calling out for help. When you are young you can sleep through anything, loud TV programs, thunder, barking dogs, but when you bring the baby home and suddenly your ears become huge receivers to hear the slightest whimper, something you would have never noticed before because you became sensitive to the sound of a child.
Think of it this way, in the same way the baby in the crib doesn’t know that you hear him when he cries, God hears us because you are His baby! He is already sensitive to your cry, so there you are crying, thinking you are alone but He is listening and is already on His way to help, you just have to wait for Him to get there.
We used to sing a song “You can’t hurry God, you just have to wait, Just give Him time no matter how long it takes. He’s a God that you can’t hurry but He’ll be there so don’t you worry, He may not come when you want Him, but He’ll come on time!”
Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” Sustain means to maintain, nourish, provide food, bear, hold up, protect, support, and defend; to supply the means necessary for living. This scripture is telling us that God will support, nourish, and provide for any person who acknowledges that the burden of cruel treatment (v 21) is one that ONLY the Lord can handle!
There have been times that I have thrown myself on His mercy and asked for help and it came immediately, then there have been times I had to wait: Isaiah 41:30, “But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as Eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Back to Psalm 55:16 “I call to God; God will help me. At dusk, dawn, and noon I sigh deep sighs—he hears, he rescues. My life is well and whole, secure in the middle of danger Even while thousands are lined up against me”. In this verse David is saying that he prayed three times a day, as did Daniel! How often do you go to God with your needs, or do you just expect Him to be a mind reader?
If David and Daniel had to pray that way how often do you think you ought to pray? Verse 22 of that same Psalm says, “Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.”
Whatever your problem is, remember that you have His Word that He will sustain you, so do what the Psalmist said, and take the advice the Apostle gives us 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”
Cast your burdens on the Lord, get sensitive to His voice and He will speak to you!