Many Christians don’t grasp humility or servitude. They quote some Scriptures and when they don’t get what they want, they begin to question God—as if He is the one who is at fault. Why doesn’t God heal me? Why doesn’t God give me that financial blessing? Why doesn’t God do what I asked Him to do?
There are two things that Christians really need to understand; one is the difference between the master and the servant, and the other is the power of God’s words.
God is our Creator, our Heavenly Father, our Healer, our Rock and our Deliverer, our Savior, and our Lord. WE are God’s creation, His children and His servants. As it says in Isaiah 64:8, we are the clay and God is the potter and we do not tell Him what to do.
When God says He will do something, it’s an absolute fact that He will do it. God is Holy. There is no sin in Him. He is the same today as He was in the beginning. He does not change! We have NO right to question God because to question Him is to lower God to our level of imperfection or worse, to raise ourselves up to think we are equal with God.
- God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?—Numbers 23:19
So why is it, then, that God says He’s the God who heals us, BUT—we don’t get healed? Are there conditions written in the Bible somewhere that we missed? He says He’ll supply all of our needs and YET, some of us ask Him endlessly for financial help and never seem to get it. Why is that?
First of all, we need to understand that God does NOT have favorites (Acts 10:34). The Scriptures are for all believers and so, whatever God said He’ll do, He meant He will do. Therefore, the onus to receive from God is on us! We need to check our hearts and be honest with ourselves. What is our motive for asking God for something? Is it truly a need that we’re coming to Him for, knowing that He can and will help us? Or is it to satisfy our own lusts and desires that we come to God expecting Him to adhere to our demands because we are, after all, Christians and He “has” to honor His word?
We need to come to God with a humble heart, knowing that we are sinners deserving of punishment, but who are saved by His grace. Jesus didn’t have to come and save anyone and there were times in the Old Testament when God was ready to wipe out all humanity. But He didn’t because He wanted every person ever born to have the chance to receive His salvation.
Sometimes we forget the love that God has for people—a love so great that He sent His own Son from Heaven to die on the cross and take our sins away just so we could be free. The world was deep in idolatry and immorality by the time Jesus got here, but it didn’t stop Him. He provided a way for every sinner to be saved anyway. EVERY SINNER, not just some! But each one must receive His salvation to get saved because….
…Judgment is coming upon the earth—and soon! But many people refuse to accept the salvation that Jesus gave to them and so their sin that God hates is still in them. Jesus is returning soon to rid the earth of sin and He’s going to rule as King from Jerusalem. And those with sin still in them are going to be judged. But for those of us who are saved, who know that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, God has given the Scriptures of promise. BUT we need to read those Scriptures, pray and meditate on those Scriptures, praise God and worship Him for giving us those Scriptures. We need to build up our relationship with God so that those Scriptures become real in our heart and so that we know that if God said it, then it’s so. No questions. No doubts. Just trust.
And when the answers don’t seem to come, we need to examine ourselves. “What am I doing wrong? What am I missing? What is God trying to show me that I’m not seeing?” God is not coming short on His word; we are short on our understanding and our ability to receive what God has promised. We don’t question God or what He has said. We question ourselves because we are the ones that come short of His glory (Romans 3:23); we are the ones who still need to improve. God is Holy, Just and Fair, and He has done what He said He would do. Now we need to do our part. We need to receive what He has given to us and if it’s not coming, then the fault is at our end—not God’s! We need to question ourselves, not God!
When we are humble and ask God why we’re not receiving His promises, God will show us why. Regardless of what we think, God’s word is true. God is Holy. We walk by faith and not by sight, and we give God the glory for all things because He is God. We are His children and we need to come to Him as His children, in innocence and with patience because our Father has everything in control.
- But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.—Matthew 6:33
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