As Christians we often feel that God is not a part of our lives and is not able or wanting to tell us what it is we should do or where it is we should go. We just don’t believe that God wants to help to us or that He will help us. But that is not true. God is with us and God does love us and God does speak to us throughout the day and

God does let us know what it is He wants us to do and where it is He wants us to go.

It says in Psalm 32:8 and 9:

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”

God is speaking to us. God is informing us of our next steps. God is talking to you and putting it in your mind what it is you are to do and where it is you are to go.

Keep in mind what you are looking for

Sometimes as Christians we really want something, like really, really want something. And we pray about it. And we kind of believe it is going to happen, but not really; but at least we asked God to help us with it.

And even in times like these, when we were just able to somehow get it out there to God that we were in need, or we are praying about something, God answers us.

For example, I love the following story about Jesus because it shows His great love, compassion, mercy and understanding about how weak we really are. How tender we are and fragile, how broken, sad, beat up by life, we really are. We walk around this world putting on as brave a face, but inside we are dying, we have given up hope, we don’t care anymore, and yet something inside of us cries out to God and cries out to Jesus – and Jesus hears our prayers and answers us.

Yes, that is who Jesus Christ is – He is the one who hears the broken hearted, He is the one who reaches down and forgives the adulteress woman who is crying in the dirt, He is the one who forgave the murderous Saul and changed His life, Jesus is the one who forgave the thief hanging on the cross and met him in heaven – Jesus hears us Jesus cares about us.

So we read in the Bible how Jesus was in a town somewhere in Israel and a man comes up to Jesus pleading with Jesus to heal his son who is possessed by a demon, a demon that caused his son to be mute, that is to say, a demon that took away his sons ability to speak:

“Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”

The father was at the end of his rope. He had watched the demon trash his son for a long time. He brings the boy to Jesus disciples but they couldn’t cast it out, so he brings the boy to Jesus:

Jesus answered him and said, 

“O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you?

How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.” Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth. So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”

Jesus has such power, He has such faith and power and love and compassion. He is so sure of what it is He can do, what He wants to do and what He will do.

Jesus said to father, 

“If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

The father tells Jesus, Yes I believe but I don’t believe, basically the father is saying: Jesus I am so messed up I don’t know what to believe anymore. I know you can do it but I don’t know if you are going to do it. But please do it.

When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.


We don’t know how Jesus will answer us but He will

So we see that Jesus answers us even when we are not filled with faith that can move mountains; or maybe our expectation of the level of faith that is required to move a mountain is too high. Somewhere in that father there was faith like a little seed; the man had at least a little drop of faith – and that was enough for Jesus. Little is much when God is in it.

You can believe in God to help you in any circumstance. You can believe in God to deliver you from any problem.

O God be with us. O God please care for us.

As it says in Psalm 32:6-11

“Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Interlude

Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time,
that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.

For you are my hiding place;
you protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of victory. Interlude

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”

Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.
So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him!
Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!”