The weekend just gone was a good weekend. It was good for more than one reason, but what made it different was that my eyes were opened further to just how much God listens and answers. Obviously we as Christians all know He listens to whatever we tell Him, and He will answer us. Over the past couple of years, since I really started to talk to God on a personal level, he has answered me numerous times. But I only realise He’s answered me after it’s happened, because it’s not always an ‘in your face’ clear sign, and it’s not always straight away.
This weekend however it was. On maybe Thursday or Friday I asked God for something, not a material thing, I asked for help with something. Asked him to just give me the answer and tell me what I should do. And on Sunday something happened that was as clear as clear can be. Think of it like if you were doing an online test and were stuck on a question, and then the right answer just appeared on the screen infront of you…that’s how clear this was. And I realised it straight away that this was the answer I wanted, that I needed. And it was a great moment. I sat there thinking ‘wow, God is…talking to me’.
I just wanted to share this because this time it was a quick reply. It was a clear reply. But things aren’t always this clear to us. I’m sure a lot of people ask for things and think God isn’t answering them when they think they don’t receive an answer. Like I said, He does answer it just might not be in an obvious way. And similarly it might not always be the answer you want to hear so people shut that out and wait for the answer they do want. If this is the case it’s because the answer we do want isn’t the right one for us, or it’s not the right time.
Looking back at other times I’ve asked God for something, I’ve also learnt that we have to be patient and wait for God. He’ll answer us when the time is right and not before.
I guess all this might seem obvious to Christians reading this, but I had to put it into writing for myself as most of this is a new discovery for me.
If there’s something you want or need, don’t give up on God, because he won’t give up on you.