Ever wondered how you could go from hearing God loud and clear, to hearing nothing at all?
I often times admit that between God, my family, and my friends, I'm "spoiled". More times than not, I ask and it's given to me. Not because I'm special, but simple because I'm crazy enough to ask.
But, sometimes He doesn't give me what I want exactly when I want it. Sometimes, he doesn't even respond😩
Lord knows that causes me anxiety. I get flustered because I'm like, how do you go from acknowledging me back to back, now all of a sudden you're silent.
Then he spoke through a friend who led me to 2 Corinthians 12:8 “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
I now realize that God's lack of response isn't because he's trying to torment me, but because He's working through me. His power is literally made perfect in my weakness. Furthermore, He's keeping me humble. One can easily become prideful when everything goes their way. It's easy to think that you've attained things by sheer luck or will power when everything is going well.
Sometimes you have to go without so that when the tables turn, you and everyone around you sees the power of God.
Now, instead of focusing on what God hasn't done, find honor in knowing that He is using your weakness to reveal Himself to you and others.