Job 30:20 ” I cry out to You, O God, but You do not answer; I stand up, but You merely look at me.”

A few verses down in Chapter 30  Job complains again to the Lord when he says, “You snatch me up and drive me before the wind; You toss me about in the storm.” (Job 30:22)  Have you ever felt that way?  Disheartened, fearful, or  left feeling that your prayers are being shut out by a God who just stares at you in response to them?  This is not coming from the Lord.  For Psalm 34:17 tells us, “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.”  Or Proverbs 2:3 goes on to say, “He is near us when we pray.”  We can’t rely on raw feelings during stressful times, nor can we succumb to Satan’s taunts of, ” If God really loved you,  He’d be helping you right now.”  No, like Job, we must acknowledge God’s sovereignty, His control and perfect timing in all things.  For no matter how abandoned or far away from God we may “feel”…God hasn’t gone anywhere…nor will He.

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