Jeremiah 42:7 (KJV) 7 And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah.
God is under no obligation to respond to us right away.
God is sovereign even in relation to our prayers, petitions and questions. This doesn’t mean though that there are times when He’s unaware of our situations; He’s fully aware about everything we and everyone else is going through. He’s aware of everything going on—at all times.
But He’s perfect in His timing as well—always. He knows how, when, and where to grant us what we’re asking for, whether they be ideas, or things. Let’s not take His seeming and momentary silence personally. His silence doesn’t necessarily mean it’s because there’s something wrong in us. It’s not apathy in His part or sin on our part.
We trust Him. His people live in faith. Faith includes patience, perseverance, and persistence.
Luke 1:34,37 (NLT) 34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” 37 For nothing is impossible with God.
The one-of-a-kind task Mary had was from the Lord. It was a naturally impossible task. Despite the work being God-ordained, Mary didn’t automatically understand it. She had a very legitimate question; the angel had a very ready answer – the gist of the answer to the naturally impossible task is that nothing is impossible with the supernatural God.
Everyone has a God-given purpose, God-assigned tasks. Some assignments can’t be achieved unless a miracle is involved. But it is in those times when we’re often shaken, often fearful, often more inclined to back-off, back-down, and miss the great opportunity of joining God in His amazing work. Interestingly, that may be true even in simple things. We have a paralyzing feeling that we aren’t capable of accomplishing tasks we’ve been handed.
We ought to see things in the light of God’s involvement in our lives. There’s an omnipotent God caring for very limited human beings. Yes, we will have questions – reasonable questions. Yes, we may ask those questions – freely and honestly. But let us not allow our unanswered questions to give us a feeling that we have justified excuses, that we can be selective as to whether to obey Him or not. Let’s find out what He says and listen. And whatever He says, we can always run with it with full confidence that our omnipotent God is a very dependable God.
Thank You Lord for sure answers to questions we need answered.