Probably most of my life I have spent talking to the ceiling or the wall or the steering wheel hoping to hear back from our super-natural friend, God. And most of the time there is no response. Why? I really don't know, but my guess is that our heart and soul aren't in our prayers. We kind of recite some litany of words we're supposed to string together in certain times or for certain people, and that's supposed to mean something. However, when our heart and soul is tied up into our plea, it seems God hears us better. Or rather, He hears what our heart is actually saying and it is finally in line with our prayer.
This past week I became overwhelmed with the circumstances kicking our butts right now. And through tears, I asked Him to help us with our car. Within an hour I heard back from the mechanic that Honda said they'd fix my car for free since it was a problem that has developed with all of those models of Hondas. AWESOME. Thank you God!
Also this past week I couldn't take anymore of the depression in my business. I have tried to reach out to everyone I can think of, asked for referrals, trying to get some sort of momentum happening; yet none came. Again, I literaly cried out to God about this, telling Him exactly what I've done and tried to do and that I can't do anything else. I'm tapped out, I'm done. I literally have no more ideas, energy, or desire to do this. And within an hour I receive an email with five referrals. Thank you Lord!
So, there is a God! And it turns out He does listen, He does care, and He does rescue us. Maybe it is just that we try to rely on His intervention way too soon and too often. Do we have to exhaust ourselves before He steps in? Maybe so. Otherwise, it wouldn't be Him rescuing us; He'd just be helping us build our own lives, instead of us learning how to live His life in us.