Isn’t the above the hard truth? Sometimes when we’re walking through something and we need God the most it might feel like He’s not there, or He can’t hear us, or frankly we might think He’s just flat out not listening, or doesn’t care. But let me tell you He hears everything, and I can say with the utmost confidence that even if it isn’t evident in the present you will see how He was working on your prayers in the future.
My Husband and I actually met online. He lived in Florida and I lived in Wisconsin. Not a likely match eh? Who in their right mind would start a friendship or relationship with someone who lived with several large long states in between them? Us apparently! It was hard. It took a LOT of hard work for our relationship to survive, even more hard work because we didn’t have one another right there to comfort us when we needed it, or to just physically see the body language we had when saying certain words! I’ll write another post describing how we helped our relationship to survive three years apart.
Larry looked and we searched and we prayed for a job for him in Wisconsin for I think about 3 years. There were times when it seemed he might never find someone willing to take a chance on a person applying from Florida’s hot sunny, postcard picture perfect weather to the dreary snowy weather of Wisconsin. But God was faithful. The whole time we were praying and wondering when Larry might find a job God was working on the perfect job for him. He set in motion so many things to help Larry get to the perfect place. A job that he not only still enjoys three years later, but it’s full time, it was a great benefit package it moved him up here on their dime, and the company he found has weathered the uncertainty of the economy. He worked everything out according to His timing, His plan for us and we are so grateful.
Luke 11:9-10 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.”
I’m thankful that we waited on His timing because if we had tried to force our relationship to fit within our timelines who knows what would have happened. But I can almost guarantee it wouldn’t have ended well. Waiting on God’s timing is always the right answer because it shows Him that we trust Him, we know that He works out all things for the good of His kingdom and for His glory.