I love the writings of Max Lucado. A while back he wrote a book 'When God whispers your name'. Great title, great book, but I have discovered a problem. What if I am hard of hearing?
Recently I wrote a blog about weathering a storm in my life. A time where my prayers I believed were met with the resounding SILENCE from God. Since then I have discovered God's providence was the direct result of what I percieved as His silence.
During my storm I prayed and prayed, and agonized over my plight wanting God to make it better, but I believe now my problem was not God's silence, but I was not listening.. and I was not trusting God.
During my storm I came to believe I was to experience the full impact of my situation (mistakes and circumstances) because that is how life is. It rains on the just and the unjust, and I was standing outside in a hurricane with only an umbrella deserving of what was to come.
Long story sorta short is God answered my prayers. I survived a great storm, and found God provided for me during and after I worked hard to do my part. The details are not important except to say.. I am so thankful for God's love and His providence, and His answers to my prayers.. even when I am hard of hearing.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson