Have you ever felt that God wasn’t listening to your prayers? Or that you didn’t pray the right words when you’d prayed? Or perhaps you’ve felt that your prayers aren’t being answered because you are being punished for past sins? At some point in our lives, we may all asked, “Why me?” I’ve often pondered on why good things happen to bad people and why bad things happen to good people. The Bible teaches us that, “Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins. (Ecclesiastes 7:20, NIV). God loves us all equally and wants us all to be saved and meet Jesus in the sky. Matthew 5:45 (KJV) reminds us that, “ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Ultimately, we are all sinners and cannot deem anyone else as a good or a bad person. Thankfully, the Bible reminds us that “the Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” (Psalms 145:18).
In Psalm 3, David cried out to the Lord in great distress. During the midst of his storm David cried out for deliverance: “Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! Many are saying of me, God will not deliver him. But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God, Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.”
Take heart brothers and sister, God hears our supplications. His timing is always perfect! “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
Yours in Christ,
The Union SDA Church