Where ARE You God?: How you can be certain God is listening
God has never failed me. Even when I do the best I can to serve Him and things get worse, He still has a good plan for my life. I have to be constant in my prayers, and learn how to wait on His timing - that is the hardest part - when the fire gets hot and I want things done my way - now!
At 60 years old, I was taking care of my mother who had advanced Alzheimerâ€™s disease. I was doing all I could to keep my head above water. My financial situation began to fail despite my best efforts to keep things in check. Eventually, I exhausted all possibilities to work things out on my own.
I saw the storm clouds gathering, again. Disaster darkened the horizon. I tried to prepare myself, but there was nothing I could do to stop the disaster from crashing in on me. I faced bankruptcy and foreclosure on the home that God had so miraculously provided for me.
Nothing in my past struggles prepared me for the frightening ordeal that God was about to walk me through. I had to learn to listen hard to Godâ€™s leadingâ€”step by stepâ€”trusting Him to save me at the very brink of disaster.
After crying uncontrollably one day, I picked up my Bible and God spoke to me out of I Samuel 12:16 (NIV) â€śNow then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!â€ť
I felt as though He had seen my tears and my breaking heart and was now telling me He had a great future for me. Yet, here I am at what seems to be one of the most frightening events of my life. And, now, I wasn't sure what was happening to me.