THE DESIRE to evade problems is a very natural human tendency. Who likes to have problems? Nobody! When life brings us face to face with adverse circumstances, our coping strategies are put to the test and, many times, we feel our resources are not enough. Of course in those cases we would like not to have the problem. Unfortunately, unwanted situations are unavoidable; we will always have problems, but it’s a matter of learning to see their educational side, that is, how much learn and grow when the Lord help us overcome a problem.
I have repeatedly gone down on my knees and cried out to the Lord to deliver me from a problem, or to make disappear the bad things happening to me at that time’ in response to my prayers, apparently, all I had was God’s silence.
In those moments, I have felt paralyzed, unable to act or mobilize to find a solution that would end up my suffering. A dead-end street would then appear, a dark tunnel or an endless night, filling me with anger and making me doubt, once again, God’s promises.
But, does God really keep silent? No, He doesn’t! A woman once told me, “I finally understood it. I have stopped asking God to heal my son. Now I only ask Him to give me strength so I can give my child the care he needs in his condition. Strange as it may seem, I feel at peace and willing and energetic to take care for my little one. «That’s the higher road.
Of course, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t tell God what we would like to happen. He’s listening to our cries, tends to us and upholds us; this is undeniable deniable. However, Gods apparent silence to His daughters’ cries is a loving place that precedes the end of our anguish. What’s to come will be good, even if we don’t realize it at the time; through faith we can glimpse it, looking to the future with trust and assurance.
A window of hope will open up before you and a strange and incomprehensible peace will flood your heart; strengthened, you will have vigor. This is the answer you should expect. The end of your problem will undoubtedly come at the right time, for your well-being and Christian growth.