I had been struggling a little bit with a rather “small” issue in the scheme of life, but none-the less it was something that was important to me. So I asked God for some perspective on this issue.
I am always amazed when God answers even small prayers (it shows His amazing love and care for us), but the answer I got to this prayer was so quiet that I could have missed it. Now I am a “loud” person, and I don’t think that “listening” is something that I do well.
This particular day, I actually “heard” God’s answer to my request. It was so quiet that I could have totally missed it. His answer was simple – it was something like “find joy in each day”. It was the answer to my little struggle, and honestly, it is probably the answer to a lot of struggles – perspective in the problems of life.
I wonder how many times I have been given an answer to a prayer, but I missed it because I was being too “loud” or just not listening at all.
What I came away with that day, is that God isn’t necessarily going to write on the wall or shout it from a mountain, but speak quietly (like Elijah – 1 Kings 19:11-13) . . . will I be listening, I want to be.
Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
1 Kings 19:11-12 NKJV