Psalm 44:23 Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord?
Arise! Do not cast us off forever. Why do You hide Your face,
And forget our affliction and our oppression?
The psalmist remembers the great things God had done in the past and he acknowledged that their hearts were still right before the Lord and yet the situation still remained the same. It looked on the surface like God had abandoned them. Sometimes there is power in the pause. The gap between problem and breakthrough. The period between hell breaking loose and heaven coming down. God is not slow but he is theatrical he knows what will bring Him the most glory. He knows that sometimes in the gap we discover that He is our only solution. We need to learn to trust Him even when he is silent. Awake! Arise! We need you Lord!
Prayer Today: For faith when God is silent. For breakthrough to come. For eyes that look to God for help and not in fear at our situations.