Some people say we shouldn’t disturb God because he has more important things to do than get involved in the affairs of our lives. After all, he controls the cosmos and the stars, the seasons and the planet; I’m just a tiny speck of dust compared to the whole universe.
We couldn’t be more wrong. He desires a close relationship with us. He wants us to be his children and he wants more than anything to be a father to us.
Jesus made no lies when he said to Mary, “Do not touch me, because I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.”
He wants to know that God is NOT a STRANGER. We read about Jesus in the Bible and we have the Holy Spirit indwelling us – we find it easy to relate with these two personalities than God the Father. When Jesus kept pointing us to the Father, he knew it would be hard to connect with God. He knew that we have read of all His mighty acts and deeds in the old testament. He knew that we don’t even want to relate with someone who can part the sea for his own people and then in the same vein, drown the evil doers. We get to see the both sides of Him that we don’t even want to be close.
This was not the original plan God had. He created Adam and had a relationship with Adam. They spoke every day and he gave him instructions to live by. Adam and God the Father were not stranger until man disobeyed God.
A few weeks ago, I got intrigued about who the Father is and I prayed “Father, reveal yourself to me. Show me your glory. I long to know you.”
When we Christians pray we pray to God the Father (Yahweh), we are not praying to Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Jesus prays for us – seeing that he (Jesus) ever liveth to make intercession for (us)… (Hebrew 7:25); the Holy Spirit also prays for us – he (the Holy Spirit) maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:27).
All prayers are directed to God in the name of Jesus. The name of Jesus is just a password to get your request to the Father, The name ‘Jesus’ is a seal on your prayer package.
When we run into daunting circumstances, we begin to wonder if all the promises are real.
When you comes across verses like ‘I know the thoughts that I think towards you says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil to give you a future and a hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11) There is surely a future hope for you and your future will not be cut off. (Proverb 23:18) You begin to wonder if God has forgotten you. When you think about God’s promises, you think he has forgotten you even exist.
You are not alone because even the Israelites said the same thing in Isaiah 49:14, “But Zion said, The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.”
And God replied, “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yea, they may forget but I will not forget thee.”
This is a reassuring verse which reminds us to hold on to God faithfully because he hasn’t forgotten you and at the right time, he will show up for you. He is a very present help in time of trouble, do not lose heart and do not panic, he is right there where you are to meet you at the point of need.