“I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me out of the ditch, pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip. He taught me how to sing the latest God-song, a praise-song to our God.” Psalm 40.1,2,3
One of the most difficult lessons to learn emotionally is how God responds to our requests. We come to God emotionally or physically on our knees, pleading for God to do something. Often we know in our secret heart what God answer we are looking for. Does God see through our thin masks? Sure, he still answers.
God answers requests with a singular focus. God’s purpose is to restore us to how he created us. The method is through Calvary, faith, and grace. God’s prayer answers are always within this context. David realized this in his prayers however it seems as though he kept forgetting! David and I have lots in common.
Last night I sang and cried with God with 1,500 believers. Awesome experience! The prayer ending the time of worship echoed my own desires.
‘God, help us understand and mean the words we sing. Give us the confidence of a child and terrify us with an awe of God.’
The words we say and sing are important things. They can express our thoughts and desires. When they conflict with our inner self, it is as if we are lying to ourselves. I find that when one spend time deceiving their self, the inner self becomes numb and unfeeling. You slowly die from the inside out.
So what do we really want God to do? Until we see and experience God’s answer, I don’t think we emotionally know the answer. Last night God answered a whole bunch of my prayers!
What did God do? He let me experience grace, gave me a desire for more of him, and told me to focus on Jesus. Yes, problems resolved however, the important things were right out front.
God loves you!