We pray, we ask and we beg, but still no answer. Have you ever wondered, "Is God there? If He is, why doesn't He answer my prayer? How long, Lord?"
We're not alone; the Israelites join us in that
"As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up,
and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified
and cried out to the LORD. They said to Moses, 'Was it because there
were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What
have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn't we say to you in
Egypt, "Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians?" It would have been
better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!'Moses
answered the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the
deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today
you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to
be still.'" (Exodus 14:10-14 NIV)
Have you ever complained
like that? I have. And that's because we're deep into our own struggles.
We end up terrified like the Israelites. We grumble in the hot desert of
frustration. And as we trudge through the dry land of conflict, of
uncertainty and nervousness, we desperately look for God's answer, a
clear path, a solution; we look to be rescued now.
But no one is
there. And we have our own Egyptians called stress and anxiety that
chase us, threatening to ruin our day.
But if Moses were alive
today, he might post a message to all of us, "Do not fret, God will
fight your battles. His answer is already here. You need only to be
That's because it's in the still of His presence that His
peace can fill our nights. In the still of our heart is when His whisper
brushes through. And in the still of the moment is when we see His
promises come alive.
Father, calm my heart, whisper your
answer into my longing. Silence the distractions so I can see your
answer to my prayer. In Jesus name. Amen.
Can you tell me,
in the midst of your hectic life, what keeps you from being still enough
to hear His answer?
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