How many times have you wondered if something was God’s will? Should you take this job or that one? Should you marry that person or not? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a neon sign indicating God’s will – this way –>?
This seems to especially be the case during times of trial and pain. Yet, God is no farther away during hard times than He is in the good times.
He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. As soon as He hears it, He answers you. – Isaiah 30:19
You can call to Him in your pain because He promises to hear. In fact, He does one better. He promises to answer immediately – as soon as He hears your cry.
And, if knowing that He hears you isn’t enough, He also promises to be seen by you.
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide Himself, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. – Isaiah 30:20
You want to know where He is when you hurt? He is right there. Your Lord promises to not hide from you in your time of need. Look for Him. Gaze beyond the circumstances to the Savior. He will be seen.
Does that trial still seem more than you can bear? Are you afraid you will never find your way out? Then, be still. Stop right where you are and listen closely to yet another promise from the Father.
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.” – Isaiah 30:21
There it is – that neon sign showing the way.
Are you hurting? Feeling misunderstood? Do you find yourself in the midst of a painful trial?
You are not alone and God wants to make sure you know that. In fact, He gives you three keys to making it through.
- Call to Him. – He hears and He answers.
- Desperately seek Him. – Your eyes shall see Him.
- Stop and listen to Him. – Your ears shall hear a word.