Daddy!!! A bone chilling scream reverberated throughout my room. My sister who was visiting me on vacation awoke from her sleep and screamed out for our father. My sister went on to explain that she was having a bad dream where an insect attacked her son, and she screamed for her daddy to save him. My father was right there, but could not save her son. Last night I found myself involved in a similar situation where in my dreams I was screaming out for my daddy. I was being attacked by a group of men that were attempting to rape me. I could see my father but he could not save me.
This sequence of dreams made me think about how many times we have screamed out for our Daddy in the heavens to save us, but He could not. Not that He is unable, because our God is capable of all things, but because it may be something that we are are going through that is necessary. How do we react to our outcry for help when it goes unanswered? “They looked for help, but no one came to their rescue. They even cried to the LORD, but he refused to answer.” (2 Samuel 22:42 NIV)
I evaluated the many times in my life that I have called on the Lord to rescue me from a particular situation only to realize that if He would have saved me there was a lesson that I may not have learned. I have currently been going through a difficult time in my life with confronting frustrations, stress, uncertainty, and feeling overwhelmed. I went to church, fasted, read my Bible (a little bit), and was an avid tither. So where was the help I needed for peace of mind “As for me, I look to the LORD for help? I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear.” (Micah 7:7 NIV)
I was confident my Daddy heard my cry, so why oh Lord have I not felt any different? Frustrations continued to rise, stress gradually mounted and it seemed the only thing certain was my uncertainty. I had to realize that just because God did not save me the way I think I should have been saved does not mean that He is not a present force in my life. I cried out for my biological father to save me from being attacked because I could see him. However, I have to call on my spiritual father to save me from these unseen attacks by the enemy!
Please continue to save me from all the attacks from the enemy that I can see, and those that I cannot. Give me an understanding heart to allow me to realize when I do not need to be saved through certain situations but learn how to go through them. Thank You Daddy for blessing me even when I am close to giving up. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Today I EMPOWER you to press on despite the way things look. Your current pain will NOT compare to the magnitude of blessings that are around the corner. Continue to call on Him and trust that He hears every word but the trial is a must!
How do you remain encouraged even when it seems that God is not answering?
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Ms. Sherita Shelton currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Professional Counseling and is currently pursuing her counseling license. Sherita works as a therapist and case manager for children as well as adults. She facilitates groups for single women and offers mentoring and individual counseling for her clients. Sherita’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lot not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”