For the 4th time that hour it replayed in my mind. But the more I pressed rewind, the more I altered the details.
I remember facing this weird, Eve/Serpent moment in my life where I was questioning what God really said in the first place. Now more than ever, I needed Him to repeat, reaffirm, and give me a sign that this promise that I thought I heard wasn’t just a figment of my imagination.
Smack dab in the middle of the most traumatizing event of my life, when I needed him the most, God decided to remain quiet.
I felt a lot like the disciples did in Mark 4: 35-41
Some of the most difficult moments we encounter happen in the lapse between God’s promise and the fulfillment of it.
I know this space all too well. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- God’s promises don’t offer immunity for our troubles. I know, I know. God’s promises should be fulfilled on our terms. Our timing, our way; all promise, no struggle. Isaiah 55:8 reminds us that we’ll never fully comprehend God’s strategy when it comes to these things.
- Storms aren’t always a bad thing In reality, sometimes we’re not as full of faith as we may think we are. Storms reveal this to us.
- Just because God is quiet doesn’t mean He doesn’t care Jesus decided on deliberate sleep during the storm – pillow and all. I don’t think He means to come off as apathetic. Maybe – just maybe – He already knows how the story ends.
The affirmation of both Christ’s humanity and deity should give you inexplicable hope. Christ’s human nature verifies He feels what we feel. His deity confirms that He is in control of even the impossible.