September 8, 2008
Life is often crazy. I have found that though I should pray more during these times, I usually don’t. I might barely offer up the “emergency toss up prayer” and go on about the business of living; but this is not living the abundant life in Christ. God cares about the every-day-ordinary-mundane events of our lives. Nothing gets past Him, and nothing goes unnoticed; so it would make sense then to tell Him everything; but I don’t always do that. I suppose it’s human nature—that whole “old man” nature that doesn’t want to really believe that God hears all, sees all, and provides all even when my circumstances may scream otherwise. How God longs for us to simply believe the truth of his Word. His desire is for us and not against us. It all comes back to faith and believing the God is who he says he is and that he does what he says he can do.
Today, I live in the light of another of his truths—GOD HEARS. He listens when I talk, pray, nap, nod, work, and sleep. All that is in me, he is aware of, and nothing is hidden from Him. At first glance, that may seem unnerving, but think about this. What would happen if our God could not hear the silent prayers and cries of our hearts? What would our lives be like if God didn’t anticipate our need and provide accordingly in ways that brought him glory and were beneficial to us? Is there any other god who can do such? Is there any other god who keeps his promise? Is there any other god, who knows us by name and initiates relationship with us? Is there any other god who relentlessly pursues us? No. I know no other god but the God of the bible—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I know no other God who keeps his promise and loves without condition.
So today I am thankful. I am grateful. I am broken—conceding my life (without grudging or complaint) to God alone, submitted to His will. Today I can tell you that we walk by faith and not by sight. Today I can tell you that the Word of God made flesh is alive in us and through. Today I tell you God’s word is true. Today I tell you we each will come to a place where we will literally live the Word of God and know its truth, and we will know God is in us.
God’s truth for today is this… Trust me. I hear you when you call. I hear the silent cry of your heart that no one hears. I hear the prayer that your heart cannot speak. I am a loving and good God. My word is always true. I never lie, and I can be trusted. I hear you when you call. I hear you when you cry. I see you when you fall. I do not leave you helpless or alone. Trust me because I AM God. Let me show you. My Word is true.
1 Peter 5:7
Hebrews 4:14-16 (
written Sept. 2008)