“But I prayed and nothing happened. I prayed but God didn’t answer.”
I’ve heard this time and time again, and at times, have even felt this myself. Patience is something that many of us tend to lack. Having to wait on God to answer you isn’t something you like to do. I know, believe me.
When I reconciled with Christ in 2011, I did everything possible to be in deep communion with Him at all times. I did great for the firts couple of months, but then came a time where I felt distant from Him. I prayed, but not like before. I questioned myself and sometimes even God, asking where did the passion go. I began getting confused with certain things going on in my surroundings but I tried my best to stay faithful to God and to prayer.
One night, I had a dream where I was just in front of a white cloud. But through the white cloud, I heard a voice; it was a strong, authoritive voice, yet delicate and soft, one like no other. In that dream, God spoke to me loud and clear, to use my knees as a weapon. At first, I couldn’t quite capture the reason behind this but as the days went by, I realized that God wanted to prepare me for some not so good events that I was going to face. I held onto what God told me that night and even though I was filled with pain through my circumstance, I was able to pray through everything I was going through.
The Bible says,
“Call to me and I will answer you, and tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 3:33 NASB
At the moment, I didn’t realize that God had just fulfilled a promise from His bible but after going through everything and then sitting down to acknowledge everything that happened, I was able to realize what God did.
Many of us read His word and know what His promises are, but not many of us have come to realize that God actually does fulfill these promises. But when you apply His word to your life, and you seek Him desperately, He will answer you. Maybe not in the form that He spoke me, but you will get your answer.
“Cast your burdens on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22
God is listening. He knows your situation, and He wants to help but you need to seek Him. Reach out to Him. No prayer goes unanswered! Remember, every answer you get from God, is the answer that is going to help you through your circumstance.
Cynthia Enid Cano