Have you ever been in a situation where it seemed that God was not hearing your prayers? Whatever the situation is, it seems as if God is not there. The Bible seems to be lifeless and our feelings tell us that God has abandoned us. But God has not abandoned us. God has promised us in His Word, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Hebrews 13:5 We can know that God is always with us! No matter what it seems like, God is there. In Job’s case, God withdrew Himself and allowed Job to be tested. Job may have thought that God had abandoned him, but He had not. God was simply using the situations in Job’s life to teach Him. God allowed Joseph to be abducted and sold into slavery. After a time Joseph was wrongly accused and put into prison. Joseph knew that God had been working everything to His mighty purpose. When Joseph was reunited with his brothers He said, “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Joseph understood that God was working. Despite everything that had happened, in the end, God could be seen, working everything to His plan.
So I would like to encourage you: no matter what your situations may seem like, God is working. We cannot always see how God is shaping our lives for the best, but He is. We must trust God’s Word to be true, no matter the situation. God promises that He is with us, that He hears our prayers, and that He will never leave us. In the end, we will see how He made His infinite purpose unfold in our lives. He will work all things to His glory, in His time.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28