The Lord is near to all who call on His name in truth and will give to
them their every desire. (Psalm 145:16-20) God is good and His word is
true. God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19) so I encourage
you to lay hold of all the promises God has made to His children. Even
though the enemy is fighting you and you may feel defeated and
discouraged, I have good news for you; Victory comes in the morning.
This is a good story that encouraged me in knowing that God is always
close by, but wants us to be submitted to Him and follow His leading. We
can't do anything successful if we do not allow God to lead us in the
paths that He sees fit. Always remember that God's ways are better than
our ways. (Isaiah 55:8)
I hope you enjoy the story.
The young man had lost his job and didn't know which way to turn.
So he went to see the old preacher.
Pacing about the preacher's study, the young man ranted about his
problem. Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, "I've begged
God to say something to help me. Tell me, Preacher, why doesn't
The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in
reply -- something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young
man stepped across the room. "What did you say?" he asked.
The preacher repeated himself, but again in a tone as soft as a
whisper. So the young man moved closer until he was leaning on
the preacher's chair. "Sorry," he said. "I still didn't hear you."
With their heads bent together, the old preacher spoke once
more. "God sometimes whispers," he said, "so we will move
closer to hear Him."
This time the young man heard and he understood.
We all want God's voice to thunder through the air with the
answer to our problem. But God's is the still, small voice. . .
the gentle whisper.
Perhaps there's a reason. Nothing draws human focus quite like
a whisper. God's whisper means I must stop my ranting and move
close to Him, until my head is bent together with His. And then,
as I listen, I will find my answer. Better still, I find myself closer
In times of trouble and pain, we need to come to our Heavenly Father in
prayer both for the answer and also to show the Lord our trust in Him.
There is nothing impossible with the Lord. He is the answer and through
Him shall all of our troubles cease. I encourage you to call upon the
Lord today and speak to God not as a superficial being but speak to the
Lord as a friend. He knows you better than you know yourself.
Read and meditate on these scriptures of trust:
1 Kings 19:11-12 "And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before
the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind
rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the
LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD
was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD
was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice."
Psalm 111:2-5 "The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them
that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and his
righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made his wonderful works to be
remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given
meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant."
Psalm 145:15-19 "The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them
their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the
desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and
holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that
fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them."
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
All Glory and Praise be unto the Lord for the great things He is doing
with this Ministry.
In Christ Service,
Gods Work Ministry