I was inspired by our message at church today and decided to do an article about it. Often times we go through seasons and feel like God has forgotten about us. You have been sitting in a certain season and you feel like it has been so long. Why isn't God moving on my behalf? When will I get married? Just know that God has not forgotten about you.
Our Heavenly Father knows all of our hearts desires. He hears our prayers and he knows the promises he had made to us. All we need to do is walk with him and be trustworthy. Read Genesis 17:1. Before God gave Abraham his promise, he gave him these two simple instructions.
Listen I know first hand what it is like be on your knees in prayer for your marriage. I understand how hard it is to fight for something that seems like it is a dead end and there is no life. You've been praying for your marriage and your spouse. You want things to change, you want your marriage to be whole. You want everything to be on one accord. So you pray. Maybe you have a spouse who is unwilling to join you in this walk with God. You feel like you are getting closer to God but further away from your spouse. So you pray... and pray... and pray. It may seem like God is not doing anything, it may seem like God is saying get a divorce, it may seem like you are stuck in this dead marriage. But keep praying. God hears every word, he has caught every tear and he has your heart. God has not forgotten about you. He SEES you.
1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Matt. 28:20 And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
You've been single so long, you've kept your body and you have been working in ministry, you have sought God continuously. And yet, it seems all your friends and family have someone. It looks like everyone else is getting married and getting into relationships. And you're wondering, when will it happen for me? Have you ever thought that God is still preparing the person he has for you. This person can't just been any old person. This person can't come to you any old way. No, they have to be ready and you have to be ready because the assignment and purpose and plan that God has for the both of your lives is going to match. And the two of you together will do great things for his kingdom. So don't think that God is not doing anything behind the scenes. The way you serve him in this time, God is looking at you and saying,"Oh no this one is special." He is weeding out everyone who won't be able to handle the purpose he has called you to. God has not forgotten about you.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get weary, they will walk and not faint.
We want so bad to rush through the different seasons in our lives that we don't take time to really look and see the big picture. We don't take time and look at what God is doing in this moment. We are praying and asking for the next thing, or we are praying and asking for a way out, but what is God trying to show you? What is he trying to teach you in this season? While we wait, we can know that God is with us in what ever season we are in. We may not feel him or hear him. But he is there, and he has not forgotten about you.