“That clinches it – help’s coming, an answer’s on the way, everything’s going to work out.” Psalm 20.6
The scene on Route 4 etched itself on all that passed. Three cars that became one is familiar; the difference came from a young women crying and being comforted behind the last car. Who was she? Did the person comforting her understand her grief, anger, and overflowing cup of emotions? Did anyone know help would come?
A moment in time, a metaphor of life, questions we often ask of God. Do you know who I am? Do you understand my anger and grief? Are you ever going to help?
I wish this story came with a sugar ending. I don’t know how Route 4 ends. I knew I could not help and so did not stop. I tell myself that knowing that I didn’t even make the phone call for confirm that help was in progress.
David’s struggled with these issues in his prayers. God was not listening, was He? God did not understand, did He? God would not, could not, do anything about my problems! God is not help on the way, right?
I cannot give my answer to you. I can, with confidence, point to David’s experience and my own. Take your questions to God. Express your feelings openly, honestly. Be willing to hear God’s voice, see God work.
A second series of questions comes with the answers I know you will receive. It’s the questions I run away from; do I recognize and value others? Do I see their souls at risk? Am I willing to do something about it?
What will you do with your discovery? Are you going to hold everything to yourself? Are you going to take the risk of being the rescue team in other people’s lives? How much are you willing to put on the line?
Hold the questions until they are relevant. Wait until they apply and then remember your own turns signals. The keys in finding your answers will guide you in being God’s voice and hands.