It's times like these when I take out my journals. I can look back to a period of seeming darkness when I thought my prayers were hitting the ceiling and realize that all along ...God heard my prayers.
He was working in the situation but in His perfect timing and His perfect way.
It also helps me to remember some of the names of the Lord:
- El Roi: The God Who Sees
- El Shaddai: The All-Sufficient One
- Jehovah-jireh: The Lord Will Provide
- Jehovah-rapha: The Lord Who Heals
- Jehovah-nissi: The Lord My Banner
- Jehovah-raah: The Lord My Shepherd
- Jehovah-shammah: The Lord Is There
So, instead of going by my feelings ...I learn to trust by faith. Even when I can't see, feel, hear or sense that He is at work. I've learned to trust that His Word is true. And yes, ...I can trust Him.
And in the midst of it all, I will praise, worship and thank Him even when I don't seem to have an answer.
How about you? Do you get frustrated when you don't seem to have answers to your prayers? Or have you learned some faith lessons that you care to share? I always enjoy hearing what others have learned.