“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
It has been a trying time for me, since July. Bette getting Chemo every third week, and me, I still haven’t regained my strength and endurance. (My condition, is my own fault), I do not do the exercises, the PT people recomended. Our health, is a concern but, is not what makes this time, such a trial.
The Lord, seems to be, in hiding. For several years, the Lord has been close. ( A very present help, at all times, not just troubled times). His Word was an open and exciting read. I could take almost any Scripture, and receive an understanding, (I had not had before), and compose a Post. Not so, now.
I read and search, yet there is no revalation, no quickening of my Spirit, no discernable presence of the Holy Spirit, in my prayer closet. So I read and study, knowing that this is a test.
The Holy Spirit is seeing if I will continue to trust and rely on Him, even if I cannot sense His presence. It is times like this, that I am glad to have read the Song of Solomon, and Ecclesiastes. Also the book, Hinds Feat on High Places, is that the Title?
These readings prepared me for the Dry times, the times my prayers hit the ceiling and come right back to me. seeming to never make it to the Lord. I must remember Daniel, who prayed and the Angel fought the devil, 21 days to bring God’s answer.
Some folks remind me, the Lord never leaves or forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5) David tells us He may hide His face for a season. (Psalms 27:9) Often, we make our God to be too small. We are sure we know how He must do things. Forgetting many verses that tell us.
“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” (Ps 2:4)
“But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.” (Ps 115:3)
The how or why the Lord allows troubles, temptations, trials, sickness or even death, Are secrets that belong to the Lord. We must remember Deuteronomy 29:29. (One of my favorite Scriptures).
“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
We have no idea whether our trials are because of the sins of the father or to Glorify God. He told us to Pray, believing and we would receive our answer. We sometimes do not want to accept His answer, and we keep asking, expecting Him to change.
In the desert they requested meat. “The Lord gave them their request, but sent leanness to their souls.” (Ps 106:15)
My desire is to climb out of this valley of dry Bones, and return to the Mountain of His holiness. (Ps 48:1)
The time is not now: Ecclesiastes 3: 17.
“I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”
Ecclesiastes 3: 14.
“I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”
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