WHAT TO DO WHEN IT SEEMS  GOD IS SILENT

Sometimes our problems overwhelm to a point where we think that God don’t hear us,we forget that during a test the teacher is silent,yet watching closely at our every move.

Job got to that point,but he never gave up on God. He said , 

 “Even today my complaint is bitter; My hand is listless because of my groaning. Oh, that I knew where I might find Him, That I might come to His seat! I would present my case before Him, And fill my mouth with arguments. I would know the words which He would answer me, And understand what He would say to me. Would He contend with me in His great power? No! But He would take note of me. There the upright could reason with Him, And I would be delivered forever from my Judge. “Look, I go forward, but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him; When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him. But He knows the way that I take; When  He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food. “But He is unique, and who can make Him change? And whatever  His soul desires, that He does. For He performs what  is  appointed for me, And many such things  are with Him. Therefore I am terrified at His presence; When I consider this, I am afraid of Him. For God made my heart weak, And the Almighty terrifies me; Because I was not cut off from the presence of darkness, And He did not hide deep darkness from my face”{Job 23:2‭-‬17}.

David’s  actions  when he got  to that point,

“Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way. So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David. So David inquired of the Lord , saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?” And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all. ”{ 1 Samuel 30:1‭-‬8}.

Jesus  reaction when He got to that point  

“Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.”  And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.” He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will. ” Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! Could you not watch with Me one hour?  Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.”  And He came and found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy. So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words”.[Matthew 26:36‭-‬44]

Those are three  examples, testimony ,and actions  of three people  who  went  through  the  test ,how they handle  it  and survive ,now go and do likewise .  NEVER GIVE  UP  ON  GOD,HE PROMISED  NEVER  TO LEAVE  NOR FORSAKE US.

NEVER GIVE UP ON GOD

The Master Orchestrator says,
In Jeremiah 29:11-14:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord : and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord ; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive”.
Don’t give up on God, just
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
As {1 Peter 5:6-11}tells us.
For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the work of your hands.
Psalms 92:4

There are moments in life when you think everything is finished. Your hope is gone, your trust is shaken and your faith is lost. You may wonder if God has abandoned you.
The children of Israel felt that way when they followed Moses and then got stuck at the Red Sea. Pharoah was coming to drag them back to Egypt. There was no way out for them and they were ready to give up, give in and go down!

The Israelites said to Moses, “‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?’ Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today… .The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still'” (Exodus 14:11-14).

Maybe you feel the same way today. The pressures of life have boxed you in and you can’t seem to find a way out-until now. I tell you on the authority of God’s Word that you are not going to lose this battle; you are not going down in defeat!

He is the Master Orchestrator, the Creator and the Designer of life. Don’t panic, don’t fear and don’t give up because Christ who lives in you cannot, shall not and will not fail you.

UNKNOWN STRENGTH

Sometimes people are amazed at the things Christians go through and yet continue praising and trusting God. They fail to see that it’s just a tactic of the enemy to get us to dislike the only One who can help us, the only One who never leaves or forsakes us and the only One who can and will deliver us. It’s only our heavenly Father that gives us that inner strength and tenacity to grit our teeth, bear the pain and move forward because through Jesus Christ we are strengthened to be more than conquerors and through Him we live and have our being.

It’s when our focus shifts from our supernatural God to our inferior issues that we become weak and feeble in mind, soul and body. But we must keep our eyes and mind on Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:12). We must remember that in Luke 22:31-32, Jesus said satan’s desire is to sift us as wheat, which means he will continually be on our backs riding and fatiguing us. Thankfully, Jesus is interceding for us and praying that our faith does not fail (Romans 8:34). In Luke 22:40 He tells us to pray so that we won’t enter into temptation.

Most of us have been through stuff and God wants us to help each other, that is why in Luke 22:32 He tells us that when we repent and look to Him we should strengthen and build up our brother and sisters in Christ. Paul in Ephesians 3:14-20 prayed for the whole family in heaven and earth that God (the Father of Jesus, of whom the whole family of heaven and earth is named) would grant us according to the riches of His glory to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man, and Christ will dwell in our hearts by faith, grounded and rooted in love, so that we can understand with all the saints the length, width and depth of Christ’s love for us, that led Him to the cross so that we could be forgiven and be in a relationship with our Creator.

Faith, hope, trust and confidence in God through Jesus will allow us the privilege of seeing that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us; the power Jesus gives us in Luke 10:19 to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt us.

In Mark 11:22-26 we see the power of faith in God that when we ask and pray we will receive. Philippians 4:6 says prayer and supplication with thanksgiving lets God know your request. Then James 1:17 reminds us that God only gives good and perfect gifts.

Jesus is a good and perfect gift. Receive Him today, if you want Him in your heart. Just go to the top of this blog to the salvation page.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.