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Friday, April 4, 2014

Silent God?

There are times when I do not think that God is paying attention.  It is like the prayers are not getting to the ceiling, much less, it seems, to the Lord.  So what to do?  Asaph gives me some help here.
How do we respond when God does not seem to be listening?  Thoughts at DTTB.
In Psalm 74 not only does it seem to Asaph that the Lord was not listening but also he had abandoned and turned His back on the nation.  He shares his perspective on this situation in verses 1 – 11.

His response is in 12 – 17.  Essentially, Asaph focused on what he knew about God.  He recounts God’s control of the world.  In complete control.

That reminds me that when I feel like God is not responding, I remember that He is still in control.  I need to remember that He can and will do what He wants, when He wants.  It is about Him; not about me.

1 comment:

  1. If God is not listening, Jesus' prayer in Mt.27:46 (quoting Psalm 22) doesn't make much sense: :My God, My God, why have Your forsaken Me?"

    A terrific reminder of the reality behind a very common experience for us in this world of woe; God is listening and it's not about my feeble plans, but about His greater plans. I try to remind myself of Job's final response in Job 42:1-6. He does all He intends to do with me, and in that often painful process I see Him in far deeper experience.