Have you ever felt overwhelmed and buried in the situation and thought, “Where is God?” You pray but hear nothing or if you hear, you aren’t sure it is even Him.
Jeremiah the prophet said for the Lord, And I shall be found of thee in the day that you seek Me with your whole heart. Jeremiah 29:13
The key here is the WHOLE heart, not just using God as a pain reliever. Seek His perfect will in the matter. Plan B opens the door for doubt and unbelief.
I think David’s prayer is one that we can all copy :
I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore. PS. 89:12
One of the problems I think that we, all of us experience is the divided heart. Here David is praying, “God, just unite my heart towards Thee.” We have a divided heart. Part of us is towards God, and part of it is towards our flesh or even our feelings. If I’m divided by the desires of my flesh, my feelings and my desires for God. I am scattered and smothered. My prayers are for naught. David is saying, “Lord, I don’t want a divided heart. Unite my heart towards Thee.”
I think that’s an excellent beginning prayer.
It is time to quit being pulled in every direction and become laser-focused on my relationship with Him, the rest will fall in order. If I let the crisis of the moment derail me, I lose my focus and my compass. However, I can begin again.
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lam. 2:22-23