I was responding to a friend who feels as those God has forgotten him. I think I know how he feels. I wrote this in January of 2011.
I’ve been going through a season where it has seemed to me that God has been silent in response to my prayers. I’ve been praying for very specific things and I’ve been praying for more general things. But it seems that God has been silent.
I’ve been banging on heaven’s door, pounding long and hard till my hands bleed. But no one seems to be home. No one answers. I know I have the right house – I double- and triple-checked the address. I bang and pound some more.
I cry out to heaven. I understand the Psalmist who wrote
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
and by night, but I find no rest. – Psalm 22:2
As I cry out day and night, there is a deafening silence from heaven.
Or so I thought.
In reality, this isn’t the way God is…
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