I don’t have to be online too long before I can find out what is going on with people I know. Vacations, promotions, prizes, and other good things fill up emails, make up Facebook statuses, or are tweeted about. Those are good things and they are heard loud and clear.
What I’m thinking about today are those who are quieter.
- Your vacation won’t come again this year because you are just hoping to have enough money to buy groceries this week.
- Your car was new to somebody else twelve years ago and you are hopeful those wheels will just get you to work a few more times.
- Your family doesn’t seem as fun as what other people are sharing. It reminds you how much you are dreading the return of the holidays in a few weeks.
- Your job situation is not the promotion you wanted, nor is it even in the field you thought it would be in. Each day is a reminder that you were trained to do more and you want to do more . . . but in your current job, or with no job, you are doing neither.
- Your doctor’s report wasn’t “Good news!” You know what you battle isn’t fatal or anything, but the pain is tiring or the immobility is frustrating. You simply want a day with some relief.
You struggle quietly. You ‘Like’ other people’s successes and good fortunes. You reply with graciousness and humility, but you struggle quietly.
Can I remind you of something? God hears you. He certainly does. The Bible tells us so many times and in so many ways that God hears people. Not only does he hear you, but he loves you. He really does want things to get better for you. What father doesn’t want the best for his children? Until things can get better, he wants you to do one thing: trust him. Have you? Will you?