Are you there? Do you hear me? As I quietly call your name. Are you there? Do you hear me? My prayer is still the same. I want to know you more I want to feel your touch I want to hear your voice Do you hear mine? Are you there? Do you see me? As I go through trials of life. Are you there? Do you see me? When my life is full of strife. I want to know you more I want to feel your touch I want to hear your voice Do you hear mine? Out of the silence I hear your voice - Gently it speaks to my soul "I am here I hear your voice I will answer in my time I am here I see your life My help is near you all the time Do not fear Do not worry I will never leave your side."
When times are tough and life is hard God knows our deepest need He finds a way to come to us when we are on our knees Our prayers reach up to heaven and reach His waiting ears Then He comes like lightning and settles all our fears I may be in a battle, but God will break on through I may be deep in trouble, but His word is always true He’ll bring someone along in the times we least expect A soothing voice to calm my heart when I simply cannot rest Who knows if we are not here for such a times as this? To fill a space inside our hearts that we had surely missed I’m not sure what His plan is but I thank Him night and day That we have found each other as we walked along the way I know that God is with me and I know He cares for you I know He guides my life to courses always true I know That all He does will turn out for my good So, it must be that that I was sent to be a friend to you I do not know your story. I do not know your pain I only know that Jesus cares to lift you up again He wants to bring you out of a dark and lonely place So you will rise to new life with a smile on your face Take joy that Jesus saw you and used a simple game He heard your prayers in silence and answered in His way Don’t worry for tomorrow. Don’t fret for what’s to come Just place your life in His hands. The battle has been won
Somewhere in the darkest night He’s waiting Waiting for my praise to rise to Him Somewhere in my deepest need He answers Filling me with His amazing grace Somewhere in my heart there is a witness Urging me to bring more souls to Him Somewhere in my weakness He will strengthen Sending me to sow the seeds of faith I just need to cry out I just need to listen I just need to hear Him when He speaks I just need to praise Him I just need to worship He will give the mercy that I seek How amazing is our God Oh, how gracious is His love Oh, how wonderful He is each day to me All my worship and my praise All to Him In Jesus name What a savior, what a friend indeed
When I’m fighting in the battle
When I’m lost and all alone
When I’m struggling in the valley
When I can’t find my way home
It is then I turn to Jesus
He’s my constant friend indeed
He will strengthen my convictions
He’ll supply my every need
Then I’ll see He’s walking with me
Then I’ll hear His blessed voice
Then I’ll know my prayer is answered
Then my soul will fill with joy
I do not have to go through life alone. Jesus said he will never leave me or forsake me. So when I come up against a trial, or when a wall blocks my way, I can turn to Him and He will always be there. This promise is made many times in His word, so I know it is true. There is no reason to doubt it. I could list all the scriptures that say he will hear me when I call, and I could list many scriptures that tell me He will answer my prayer. I am not going to do that because they can easily be found with the great internet service we all enjoy.
The struggle comes when we don’t believe them all the time. We don’t think He has answered, or that He is going to answer. When these times come, we need to ask God for wisdom because chances are He has answered, just not in the way we want Him to. His ways are higher than ours, and His thoughts greater. He always knows what is best for you and that is always what he will give. If your in a difficult situation and it seems to get worse and worse, then perhaps God is showing you just how much you can bear, how strong you really are in Him. Keep praying, keep believing, keep trusting His word. At the same time listen closely, because he may be telling you what you should do and your worries are drowning out His voice. His still, small voice is always there to guide and direct. Listen closely, and hear His answer.
Matthew 11:28 King James Version
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Why do I question my tomorrow when He’s got tomorrow in His hand
Why do I question my future when He’s always working out His plan
Why do I question what He’s doing when He’s doing good for me
Why do I question my decisions when He’s got His arms around me
Why do I wonder if I hear Him when His voice is deep inside me
Why do I wonder if He’ll heal me when breath is still flowing through me
Why do I wonder if He’ll hear me when He’s answered every prayer
Why do I wonder if He’s near me when He said He’ll always be there
I don’t have to question but I do
I don’t have to wonder what will be
I just have to rest in His arms
For He knows what’s best for me
Come trial or test
Come trouble or pain
I know I am His
I know I’ll be safe
I’ll trust in His love
For He is enough
Yes, He is the answer for me
It’s inevitable. At some point in our lives we will question God. We will question what He is doing. We will ask why we have to go through this trial or that struggle. We will wonder how our financial obligations will be met. We will be concerned over what the future holds when today looks so bleak. These question and many more are no problem for God. He is the answer to every question. He will answer you if you ask Him. That promise is repeated over and over and over again in His Word. Psalm 66:18, Jeremiah 33:3, John 14:14, are just a few of the many examples. He has no intention of leaving us in a place of questioning and doubt. His word is there to build our faith upon, to show us His ways, to reveal His plan for our lives. When questions start to arise, get into the word, for there you will find your answers. This world does not have the answer to these questions. I do not have the answer. But He does. Trust Him!
Matthew 7:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
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I wish that I could find more time to thank you
For all the gracious things you’ve done for me
I couldn’t live another day without you
For your Spirit is the air that I must breathe
I wish that I would take more time to pray to you
For you have answered prayers throughout my life
I’ll lay all of my burdens at your feet, Lord
For I know you that will answer in your time
I wish that I would take more time to listen
For your sweet voice to guide me through the day
I often feel your Spirit gently leading
For He alone knows how to show the way
I wish that I would take more time to be still
For that is when I’ll sense that you are near
I get so busy I can’t seem to find you
When all the time you have been right hear
I wish that I would take more time to praise you
For you are worthy of each word I speak
I moan and groan too often through my failures
When it is you that I should long to seek
I wish that I would take more time to read, Lord
The wonders you have stored up in your Word
I know that life would be so much more peaceful
If I would only trust my heart to yours
All of us find time for the things that are important to us. We tell people we are too busy quite often, but that is only because the thing they are asking is not a priority for us. If what they were asking us to do was something we really wanted to do, we would make the time. Make time? Find time? Wait a minute. I thought time was pretty much set in stone. 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. It does not change. It never changes. No matter what we do, we cannot change those facts. We cannot lengthen or shorten a second. We cannot make an hour disappear. So how in heaven’s name can we make time or find time? In reality we can’t. But what we can do is rearrange the things we are doing so that a slot of time is opened up to fit another activity in there.
I don’t know about you, bit I need to make more time for God. More time to do all the things listed in this little poem. More time out of my busy day, a day too busy with the things of this world and the cares of this life, and not busy enough to be about my Father’s business. I need to reevaluate my priorities and see if they line up with His. I need to look at the unproductive time in my day and make it productive for Him. It can be done, and it will be done. I do have the time to do that much!
Ephesians 5:14-16 King James Version
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.