Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV)
A very wise and famous king once said, “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven.” This is absolutely true because life is in phases, and no one is exempted from this. With every new phase, there arises corresponding needs and expectations. When we are in a particular phase of life and those activities that should naturally accompany such seasons are not in place, we get concerned and tend to ask questions. Different situations will generate different questions, which will require different answers. Some questions may be rhetorical but most times people ask questions because they need answers. Answers are solutions to one’s needs or challenges.
A person who is trusting God for a job, a life partner or a child would often ask, “Why is this happening to me? Why am I unable to have a child, a job or life partner? How long do I have to wait, and when will I get my heart’s desires?” Someone who may have exhausted every known option, but still cannot see a way out of their predicament, may ask, “Who is going to help me? How do I solve this problem?” Another person, who sees his contemporaries excelling, may ask, “What is wrong with me? Is this happening to me because of what I did? Am I doing something wrong, or is someone else responsible for what is happening to me?”
After examining him or herself, a person may feel he or she has lived and acted properly; has done everything necessary, yet nothing seems to be working. They may have prayed, fasted, sought counsel spiritually (talked with their pastors) and physically (sought professional help), sowed profusely and believed God, and yet experience no change in their situation.This can be very painful, especially when it seems God is answering everyone else but you. If you find yourself currently in this situation, don’t lose hope.
I would like you to see it this way: it could be that God is preparing you for the biggest miracle of all time. Like someone once said, “If two people go to a supermarket to shop for groceries, one person carries a basket, while the other picks a trolley. The one with the basket picks a few items, pays and returns home early to her children, who become joyous on seeing what their mother bought for them. But the one with the trolley would not finish shopping on time because of the numerous items she is buying. Her children would have to wait anxiously for her return. However, when she eventually gets home, their joy would know no bounds because of the amount of things she has bought.” You may be waiting because your trolley is bigger and God knows you have the capacity of pushing the trolley.
Peradventure you feel you are not getting answers because of the things you did wrong. If you have repented and asked God for forgiveness, be assured that God has forgiven you; He is not punishing you. You will therefore do yourself a lot of good by forgiving yourself. Perhaps you feel or think that someone is sabotaging your efforts or future. Be assured that no matter what they do, their plans have failed. Know that God’s power is above all. Don’t dwell on what they are doing; rather let your focus be on God.
Like our scripture quoted above rightly says, when we call on Him, He will answer. So start calling on Him now. The appointed time is now! So instead of asking the questions you have been asking, I feel Jesus has a question for you. He is asking, “What will you have me do for you?” You need to answer His question with the promises He has given you concerning your situation. Once you do that, He will give you the answer you are looking for. And that answer is in His Word. I pray you receive your own answers, in Jesus name.
Please send us your testimonies; they inspire us to do more. And if you require counseling or want us to prayerfully agree with you, feel free to send me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
God bless you.
Pastor Nomthi Odukoya