I wrote this early today following two or three days that were especially difficult, and felt led to share it.
There could be a time when a serious event might cause our life to fall apart with very little warning, and it would seem to be irreparable by human hands. If that should happen it would be as if a massive plate glass window had exploded in our face...effectively destroying who we are. Life as we knew it would quickly disintegrate into razor-sharp shards that relentlessly tear away at the fabric of our heart and soul with life-threatening consequences. In that situation we might often tread the delicate balance between life and death. Within our human mind, all our efforts seem fruitless and hopeless.
As believers in our Almighty God who is in control of all things, we might ask, “Why, Lord? Why has this happened to me? What have I done or not done to deserve this pain and suffering for the remainder of my life?”
We pray fervently for deliverance from our situation...and we pray often. We pray for the pain, disappointment, and heartache to be taken away. We cry out to Him for comfort...for rest...and for the touch of His healing hand to restore our life. We ask Him for assurance that our prayers of desperation are being heard. But, often times it seems as though God does not respond to our pleas for help.
“Oh Lord, where are You? I know that You care and are always near, but are You not listening? Have I been abandoned to wither and die alone? You seem so distant to me. Where are You?
When that happens I believe that the Bible teaches we must humbly fall on our knees before God in total, heart-felt submission, and give all of our problems and life’s broken pieces to Him. We must not ask Him to do that which our mind and flesh are demanding, but rather, ask that His Will be done in our life. We must trust Him fully and unconditionally, and know that whatever the outcome, it will have been done according to His perfect plan for our life. We might not always understand His answers to our prayers, but God loves us, and desires to do that which is best for us.
“Lord, I lift up to You all of the shattered portions of my life. I give them all to You for Your care. I am Yours, Lord...I love You...and I trust in You with every fiber of my being. Do as You will for Your honor and glory...for my life is in Your hands. Amen!”
When we give all to Him, He will hear our pleas...for He has promised to do so. What a great God we serve! Thank You, Lord Jesus!