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Thursday, July 10, 2014

God Is Not Taking the Day Off

Yes, I know better but I sometimes feel like God isn't doing anything about my problems. I cry out for Him to show up and find myself like Elisha's servant who can only see the forces that have surrounded them and cannot see the forces of God who protected them.

15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked. 16 "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." 17 And Elisha prayed, "O Lord, open his eyes so he may see." Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:15-17 (NIV) 

So, I forget that God is always surrounding me and that He is much stronger than those forces which have come against me.

Then, I think that my prayers are necessary to awaken God. I cry for Him to work. I forget that He is working. He didn't take he day off.

17 Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I, too, am working."
John 5:17 (NIV)

While I realize that Jesus was rebuking those who criticized Him for healing on the Sabbath, the principle is still true. God didn't take the Sabbaths off. He is aware of the man who needed healing and He was working to heal Him. He, the Father, and the Son were working together at just the right moment to reflect who they are. The evidence of the work comes at the most glorious time but the work was going on even when it could not be seen.

So, I thank God that He is working right now even when I can't see Him doing so.

I wonder if anyone else needed to remember that?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SO often we all are in troubles and in distress with attacked by forces of darkness to destroy us ,but the Lord are our refuge again today and do not worry in life but let us trust into the lord with his the word to set us free and the angels to charge us too in Jesus name ,thanks and bless,keijo sweden