“Remember. You are entitled to revelation.” My friend Flo often reminded me. “You are entitled to revelation.”

I think I was born murmuring. And stressed out. I longed for something-anything to sooth my raw pain and my insecure feelings. I’d spew my woes, complain and lament with my most current friend. I’d have made a great Job. When my confidant commiserated and agreed with my logic that sure did endorse my feelings.

Usually, afterwards I felt just as soured and frustrated as I’d been in the beginning of our chat.  Rarely was I pacified. Something about commiserating with another individual didn’t necessarily diminish the distress or remove the suffering. Never in the midst of my trials did I feel the peace, the joy and the happiness I was seeking.

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and
whose heart turns away from the Lord…
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.” Jeremiah 17:5-8

Like you, I’ve had my share of challenges-painfully shy, feeling rejected, alone, misunderstood, frustrations and heartaches. Of course troubles are a huge part of our lives. In the process of learning how to overcome these problems and challenges, we grow. We master the lessons and move on.

Why didn’t I more often turn to Heavenly Father Who has perfect wisdom and knowledge? He knows me better than I know myself. Did I really believe that He has all power to hear and answer my pleas? Yes. Did I really believe that He could answer me? Yes. Did I believe that my problems were too big to take to Him? No.

I often didn’t turn to Him because I didn’t really believe that the GREAT GOD of our universe could possibly be interested in the petty issues of my life. Yes, in super humongous problems, He had helped me, comforted me and given me strength. However, to trust that He was interested in my insignificant dilemmas? I wasn’t so sure about that.

By the time I met Flo, I had had many years to develop my murmuring habits. Flo is a great listener. Flo is wise. “Remember. You are entitled to revelation”, she lovingly and patiently reminds me.  She may know the solutions for my situations. Or not. However, she is sure of ONE who does always for sure have all the perfect answers pertinent to my life. Every time. I am very grateful for my faithful friend who is absolutely sure of this truth.

I continue to marvel at that amazing truth-that Heavenly Father is mindful of me. He has a 100% + record. The moment I kneel to consult Him, to plead for help with my weakness and inadequacies, I am enveloped in the warmth of His love and comfort. I may not receive immediate inspiration for my struggles, but not once has He let me down. Each time He fills me with His incomparable peace, a renewed strength and the blessed assurance that I am not alone.

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and
I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

I know for certain that our Heavenly Father is mindful of you every moment of the day. Even if you are not aware of Him. He does care about each burden you carry on your heart. Especially those concerns that you believe are too little to bother Him about.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault,
and it will be given to him.
But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt…” James 1:5-6

I have countless testimonies of this truth. His comfort, His inspiration, His still small voice is priceless. I would not trade these occasions-these treasured moments with our Heavenly Father for anything.

“Remember. You are entitled to revelation.” Heavenly Father is just waiting for you to ask.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives;…” Matthew 7:7-8

 

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