“How long will You forget me, O Jehovah? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my inner being daily? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me? Consider and answer me, O Jehovah my God; enlighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him, and those who oppress me rejoice when I am shaken.” Psalms 13:1-4
Sometimes a Believer, a true Christian who has repented and believed into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, might call out to God. The hope might be for an immediate response, it might be that whatever it is that the Believer is calling out to God for, might be resolved, according to His will. There are times that a Christian is waiting on the Lord, but are pressed regarding there seemingly being no answer regarding the supplication made to Him who Created them.
Certainly such things happen. Who can tell God when the right time to respond is? Who can contend with Him? Who else can a Believer go to? No one.
“Truly I know it is so; but how can a man be just before the Mighty God? If one wished to contend with Him, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. He is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and been at peace? He removes the mountains, and they do not know when He overturns them in His anger; He shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble; He commands the sun, and it does not rise; He seals up the stars; He alone spreads out the heavens, and treads upon the waves of the sea; He made the Ursa Major, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south; He does great things past finding out, yea, wonders without number. If He passes by me, I do not see Him; if He moves past, I do not perceive Him. If He takes away, who can repulse Him? Who can say to Him, What are You doing?” Job 9:2-12
Truly, as is often said, we must ‘trust and obey’. However, should we not consider the following and reflect upon it.
“How many are my iniquities and sins? Make me know my transgression and my sin.” Job 13:23
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.” Psalms 66:18
Believers should trust in the Lord.
“Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
How many times do we forget about the obey part? Do we regard iniquity in our heart?
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, that He will not hear.” Isaiah 59:2
Christians certainly should trust in the Lord, knowing that whatever happens is according to His will.
“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear Jehovah and depart from evil. It shall be healing to your navel and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:6-8
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked from Him.” 1st John 5:14-15
If it may be that you are waiting on the Lord, simply continue waiting. Knowing that to trust and obey is certainly the only way.
“Judge me, O Jehovah, for I have walked in my integrity. I have trusted also in Jehovah; I shall not slip. Examine me, O Jehovah, and prove me; purify my being and my heart. For Your lovingkindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your Truth. I have not sat with men of vanity, neither will I go in with hypocrites. I have hated the assembly of evildoers, and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash my hands in innocence; thus I will go around Your altar, O Jehovah, so that I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your marvelous works.” Psalms 26:1-7
Remember the goodness of our great and Almighty God.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares about you.” 1st Peter 5:6-7