Many of us have things going on in our lives that we don’t understand why it is happening or has happened. All we know, is how bad we want the situation resolved and behind us. No matter what we do to make the situation go away, it just doesn’t. So what do you do when there is nothing more you can do?
Down below, you are about to read a fictitious conversation between the Lord and a man. As you read it try to remember we all do this at one time or another with the Lord.
Man: Lord, Lord, where are you? I need you so bad right now.
Lord: Child, I’m right here.
Man: Lord, my life is a mess. Some of the mess I created by disobeying you and other messes were brought to me. My wife is so unhappy with me and I fear she is going to leave me. My boss is telling me to get my act together or I’m out of a job. My children won’t listen and my bank account is draining quickly. To add to everything else I’m sick Lord, and now need medical attention I can’t afford and will have to miss work to receive. I don’t know how to change any of this but it is taking me to the edge of the cliff. Lord, please help me…
Lord: Child, go to the mountains and find a huge boulder rock. I want you to stand in front of it and begin pushing as hard as you can , until I tell you to stop.
( The man didn’t understand the point of this but was so desperate he did as he was told…. After pushing for 3 hours he speaks again.)
Man: Lord, where are you?
Lord: Child, I’m here.
Man: Did you not see me pushing with all my might for the past 3 hours?
Lord: Child, I saw.
Man: Lord, this is ridiculous! How long am I suppose to do this? My arms, shoulders, legs and back are hurting.
(Silence…………………………… 2 more days go by…………..)
Man: Lord, Lord, I’m weak. (Tears streaming down his eyes) I don’t understand the point. You were suppose to help me. Lord, I can’t move the rock.
Lord: Child, your mind holds limited understanding. I did help you. Just because you couldn’t see what I was doing doesn’t mean I did nothing. You are angry because you lack understanding and because you couldn’t move the rock. I never told you to move it, I told you to push as hard as you could.
Man: Why Lord, why? (As he sobs)
Lord: Child, while you were pushing I was strengthening your body and restoring your health. I needed you to be far away from your wife, family and boss so I could work on their hearts. Just because you didn’t see me you thought I was doing nothing. Child, where’s your faith? Your job was to keep pushing while my job was to begin moving. That rock was bigger than you and too heavy to move on your own strength which is why I told you to push on it. The things going on in your life are no different than the rock in front of you. They are too big to move on your own strength. Your obedience to keep pushing allowed me to begin moving my hand of might in all areas of your life. Now, return home and keep pushing and I will continue moving my hand of might in your life. Child, I also want you to quit expecting to understand everything around you. Not everything is meant for you to understand. Put your faith in me and just keep pushing….
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.”
Blessings to each of you,