Asking for and then denying God’s help
This is our dilema is it not. We want people to pray for us, we feel so small and insignificant, we want to know what to do and where to go – what is God‘s Will for my life.
We even do more. We make deals saying that if we even think about doing something contrary to what God wants us to do, He can be on all the trouble He wants, because we know at that very moment, whether we like it or not, we will obey the Lord, we will follow Him alone, knowing full well that by doing so everything will turn out well.
Then something happens in between the time of our seeking and the time of God’s reply. His answer doesn’t make sense. From the time we asked for His help and the time He answered, we figured it out ourselves and the two no longer match. Now we decide to distrust the answer or the messenger that gave us the answer.
We lead not with confidence in God, but decide to continue to place our confidence in ourselves and that was the exact confidence that got us in trouble in the first place. Yet for some reason our eyes are blinded, our hearts our turned.
I know that trust is a huge issue for most of us. There are enough people walking around these days declaring the wisdom of God and yet are just blowing a lot of hot air and there are not enough that seek the face of God and declare His purposes without leaving out a word or emotional expression. So we have to choose, discern and understand the character of God so that we are enabled to live confidently under the blessing and protection of the hand of God. May our call for help lead us into the hand of God. May we trust Him enough not only to make the call, but to do what He asks us to do when He answers that call.
One thing is certain, asking and then denying will in no way help you hear His voice better the next time a decision needs to be made. Start early in asking and following through, it will only build your trust in that still small voice that will guide you over the years to come.