We just want an answer! So often, when we deal with God, we don’t think we care what the answer is–We just want an answer. The Psalmist seems to be in that mood. God, do not be silent! Say something, anything. But then the truth comes out–Say something, (Like all Israel’s enemies be vanquished and the mess you are in is over!) So, once again, it is not that we want any answer–Even if that is what we say, it is that we want our answer!
David, Moses, even Jesus at one time or another asked God for any answer–even though they were seeking a specific answer. Jesus at the Garden, “Father if there is any other way, take this cup from me; BUT, not my will–Your will Be Done”
the Children of Israel called out for years–Then God heard there cries and sent Moses. David prayed at every cave and gully for God to end his suffering; but, it was years before he became the king of a united Israel.
God always has a plan! He will work His plan to achieve the result He has laid out. We can be confident that it is His timing, and not ours that will be followed. So, in those times we are crying out for a miracle–He hears us and He will execute his plan, in his time, to bring us to the place of fellowship–which is most important. David said it best, ” Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” It is not a verse that makes God out as a slot machine–no, it is a verse that cements the principle that We must find our delight in Him–then as we do; we will be delighted as He works His plan!
Finally, Paul makes it clear in Philippians 4:12-13–“I have learned to be content, whatever my circumstances–whether well fed or hungry; living in plenty or in want–I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”
God Bless You
O God, do not remain silent;
do not turn a deaf ear,
do not stand aloof, O God.
2 See how your enemies growl,
how your foes rear their heads.
3 With cunning they conspire against your people;
they plot against those you cherish.
4 “Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”
5 With one mind they plot together;
they form an alliance against you—
6 the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
of Moab and the Hagrites,
7 Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
8 Even Assyria has joined them
to reinforce Lot’s descendants.
9 Do to them as you did to Midian,
as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
and became like dung on the ground.