Isaiah 55:6-11 ERV; The Lord says, “My thoughts are not like yours. Your ways are not like mine. Just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts.
“Rain and snow fall from the sky and don’t return until they have watered the ground. Then the ground causes the plants to sprout and grow, and they produce seeds for the farmer and food for people to eat.
I hear a cry going out from someones heart this morning, “Why, God? Why haven’t you heard me? Why haven’t you answered? Where are you? I’ve called out and you’ve turned a deaf ear to me. Why, God!” The truth is, each and everyone of us have said these words. We’ve all been in a position of desperation, where we needed a miracle. Can I just encourage you this morning?
God is well aware of what you’re facing. He sees your deadline outside of your timeline and knows the end of things from the beginning. When you feel overwhelmed by what you’re facing, perhaps you’re facing the wrong direction. Turn your face toward God and instead of telling Him what you need, remind him of your seed. ‘What are you talking about, Sandy?’ Look at the scripture above again. Do you see where He says, “Rain and snow fall from the sky….”, God is trying to show you something in that passage so read it again.
You see, every time you plant a seed (the Word of God), God sends what’s needed to cause that seed to grow. As you meditate on His promises and speak them over your situation, it HAS to respond. The very next thing He says is; “In the same way, my words leave my mouth, and they don’t come back without results. My words make the things happen that I want to happen. They succeed in doing what I send them to do.” Your situation MUST respond to the Word of God. It’s not His will for anyone to perish. It’s not His will for anyone to suffer lack or loss. It’s not His will for anyone to be sick. If He said it, He HAS to do it. I didn’t make this up, He said it, so He must respond to His Word.
May I add one more thing? Thank you, I’m going to anyway! You cannot speak His Word in fear, but must speak it in Faith. Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” That doesn’t mean using your shallow relationship with God just when you need it like some magic trick. No, it means you must KNOW God, have intimate fellowship with Him. In other words, you’re not going your merry way doing your own thing and then, bam, bad doctors report, run to God for your miracle.
Think about it for a moment, will you? If you won the lottery today, people you barely know would try to become your friend just to use you to get some of your wealth. It’s a wise person who recognizes this, right? Yet we do this to God. There comes a point in all of our lives when we realize this isn’t a game. This is for real! If we’ve asked Jesus to be Lord (master) of our lives, it’s time to lay down our way and go with His way. He promised it, therefore He will do it. Now praise Him and thank Him for you now know the answer is on the way!
Father, I thank you that you know the thing I have need of and you know the deadline as well. Nothing is impossible with you! You tend to always show up and show off with last minute deliverance. If I ever had any doubt of this, all I have to do is read your Word. The Red Sea, Lazarus, Jesus in the tomb, there is simply nothing you cannot do. Whatever I face is an anthill to you. Surely you are well able to deliver me from the very thing the enemy would try to convince me will be my end. It’s not over until YOU say it’s over and I know you have great plans for me. I trust you. I will always trust you. I can’t help but trust you, because I know you and you love me. I lift up my eyes to behold your face and the beauty of your grace. It’s in the name of your wonderful son, Jesus. Amen