"Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my supplication. Attend unto me, and hear me, I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me” - Psalm 55:1-3
What do you do when you are being pressed and oppressed by enemies on every side? What do you do when you are so desperately in need of help? You can fall on your knees and pray! From there, you can approach the throne of grace and cry "Abba Father," hear my cry and help me.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” – Hebrews 4:16
But while you are there, it seems as if your cry is being unheard. A feeling of deep affliction fills your soul at the sound of God's silence in your time of distress and desperation.
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD” - Psalm 27:14
Do not faint, do not be dismayed, do not be depressed, and do not give up. Even though we may have access to the throne of grace, it doesn’t guarantee we will always be answered in times of disgrace when we need immediate grace.
If God does not help His people, where could we go? There is no one else who can help us like He can. There is no one else who can put a period at the end of ongoing problems with enemies, like He can. Wait patiently on the Lord until He answers. Be of good courage comforted by these words – He has not forgotten you.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible