by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68
I had a discussion with God recently.
Let’s be honest. It wasn’t really a discussion. It was a one-sided rant. I was “reminding” God of the promises He made, and how I’m not seeing them come to fulfillment. Instead of seeing the goodness all around me, I had the bad blinders on and told Him exactly what I saw: stagnant nothingness.
I didn’t know what to do. Which direction should I take? What’s the best option to be best ambassador for Him? Here’s a hint: Ranting at God doesn’t leave much opportunity to hear Him speak.
I felt like I was drowning in quicksand. The harder I fought, the quicker I was sinking. So I learned to just hold my breath and wait for the slow, painful death.
Wait. What was that? Did You just tell me to move?
“God!” I screamed. “I’m in the same place and being told to go in faith, but even board games have directions!”
How do you know if you’re stepping in the right direction if you’re not being directed? I guess maybe that’s what faith is. Moving forward is moving. Standing still is not. And when you start out, you’ll soon know if you should turn back or not. Right?
But what if you’re going on a path and you don’t know? What if you can’t feel God by your side, or hear His whisper in your ear? What if His hand doesn’t seem to be guiding you?
God doesn’t say, “I’m only here when you need me.” Or, “I’m around now and then.” He doesn’t wave His hand and say, “Yeah, I’m too busy for you now.”
No. That’s not my God.
God is always with us. He is always near. He may be quiet and sometimes we feel He’s playing Hide and Seek. But, trust me, He is always there.
Know how I know?
Because He promised.
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
~Matthew 28:20b NLT
The next time you’re faced with a decision you don’t know how to make, don’t let the quicksand get you. Reach out your hand, and take a step up.
God will hear you. He won’t let you drown. And He’ll never lead you down the wrong path.
And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!