Recognizing God’s Answers! Part Two
“This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.” Psalm 18:30
When we seek answers from God, it can be difficult to recognize when the answer arrives. This is because the noise of the world around us creates a cacophony of sound that can overpower the subtle responses from God. But finding those answers is like a songbird finding the perfect tune amidst a cacophony of sounds. It requires patience and practice, but with time and effort, it is possible to discern between that which comes from our own thoughts and feelings versus that which comes directly from God.
We all have moments of insight – flashes of inspiration or clarity – where an answer will come to us in an instant. Recognizing this as an answer from God requires faith and trust in His divine plan. We must learn to open ourselves up to these moments by quieting our minds and allowing space for messages from beyond deep within ourselves. When life throws us into turmoil, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and lost. But God is always listening and waiting for us to turn to Him for guidance.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
In Exodus 16:1-5, Moses encourages the Israelites on their journey out of Egypt by reminding them that God will provide all they need. A few verses later in Exodus 16:31-32, we see this promise fulfilled when God provides manna from heaven and quails in the evening. This event teaches us that when we are feeling anxious or unsure of what path to take, we can trust that God will answer our prayers according to His perfect timing and divine plan.
The story of the Israelites gives us a helpful reminder not only to take our worries and cares before the Lord but also to be attentive to how He answers our prayers. We all have moments where we question God’s plan and want answers to our problems. But it is important to remember that His way is not our way (Isaiah 55:8). We may think that one solution is the right one, but God can see the bigger picture and has a greater purpose. It’s essential for us to recognize His answers when they come. John 14:14 says, “If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” Amen.
1. Lord, help me to know your answer.
2. Holy Spirit, please give me the wisdom to be more like Jesus and the grace to make the right decision when there is an open door before me in Jesus’ name. Amen.