I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth. Ps. 121:1-2
Let’s discover the depth of God’s commitment to us. His help is rock solid as the hills. Thousands of dollars come in every quarter to pay student fees, yet there’s always a few that seem to wait longer than others for an answer. Did they do something wrong, forget something? No they have the same Daddy and He doesn’t play favorites. While it is good to test your motives in asking for something, don’t let go of God’s promises and words.
It isn’t easy to understand when God says wait. If we depend on constant assurances by immediate answers to prayer, doesn’t that weaken us for future tests? David might have been anointed the King of Israel, but he had a long wait before it became reality. Also he prayed and fasted for hours that his son would live, but accepted God’s answer when it came. Can our trust in a faithful God rebound in trying circumstances? It’s not the questions about the circumstances that offend God, it’s the heart attitude that creeps in that maybe we’ve forgotten to do something to help God love us more. If God being is treated like a vending machine…he’ll tell us specifically. Trust shouldn’t depend on what we get and here’s why.
Satan uses trying circumstances to make us doubt we hear God’s voice. Imagine what it was like for David to have a prophet come to his father’s house, select him, the youngest child, and later have to run and hide from Saul.
God uses circumstances to test and stretch us to believe in His unfailing kindness. If we keep seeking Him to get things, isn’t that tiring? Wouldn’t a parent say no sometimes for the child’s development? On the occasion God says no, how often do we immediately revert to thinking “I didn’t hear him correctly, or I needed more perseverance in prayer?” It’s all about whether we look to God and believe. He is rock-solid on our side.