Devotions from Judy’s heart

One day my cousin suggested coming over in the afternoon and said she would get back to me. I waited and didn’t hear and e-mailed her but no answer.  A couple hours later Al was going to use the phone and realized I had a message waiting. The answer was in that message only I forgot to check the answering machine. ( It doesn’t beep) It caused me to think of times when we might think God has forgotten us and not answered our prayers. We wait and wait and may feel He has abandoned us. But that is not the case. He is always speaking to us and leaving us messages. It is we who need to put ourselves in position to receive those words from Him. It was my fault for not checking the answering machine, just as when God speaks I need to listen to all the ways he may answer me. My cousin didn’t use the mode of e-mail, she used a phone message… so we need to be receptive for whatever mode He would speak to us. A familiar verse comes to mind from Jer. 33:3, “Call unto me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”