During our Tuesday Night Bible Study, Pastor Brice asked: “What do you do when you’re in a dark place?”
Read: Psalm Chapter 77 (in it’s entirety). The writer, Asaph, was in a dark place (going through trials and troubles). He cried out to God in desperation and despair. He felt that God was not listening to him – that God had abandoned him.
Psalm 77:1-3 (NLT) “I cry out to God, yes, I shout. Oh, that God would listen to me! 2 When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord. All night long I prayed, with hands lifted toward heaven, but my soul was not comforted. 3 I think of God, and I moan, overwhelmed with longing for his help.”
When you’re in a dark place – going through trials and trouble – it’s time to pray! It’s time to call on God! When you deliberately cry out to God, He hears you. Asaph was deliberate, despairing, and desperate in his prayer.
“What happens when we pray to God and He doesn’t answer?”
God hears us every time we call on Him but, we sometimes fail to hear His response. Perhaps it’s because the answer we receive is not the answer we are seeking. There are times, however, that God will not answer your call, as was the case of Asaph in Psalm 77.
When God does not answer you, it’s time for introspection. Everything we receive is by His Grace, by His Will. In our relationship with God, it is our responsibility to glorify Him in all things – and at all times. When we receive a blessing, it is our duty to return the blessing. We can bless God by serving Him or we can bless someone else. What did you do the last time you received from God? Why is God not answering you? Is what you are asking for of the world or of God?
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