My son can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute. When I watch him solve the puzzle it looks like the squares are more mixed up than before, but he is actually moving pieces into a certain position to prepare to solve the puzzle. Specific pieces must be in a certain place before the puzzle can be solved.
I think that’s how it is with the way God works. He has to move different pieces of the solution around to solve the issue we are praying about. What we see as a mixed up mess may be the different components of the solution getting ready to come together. Does your particular issue seem to be getting worse? Perhaps the problem is just about to be solved.
I have been experiencing a particular difficulty for some time. 2014 has been extremely difficult. Many times I felt that God was just silent on the issue. But one day, in early December, the pieces began to fall into place. Looking back, some of the most difficult moments were when pieces of the puzzle were getting ready to be moved into the correct position to resolve the issue.
Our great God is not silent. Sometimes we don’t listen because we are expecting a specific answer so we ignore God’s voice. We must understand that our answer may not be the best one. First God must untangle our mess before He can help us with the problem. Perhaps we are the one delaying the resolution. When it comes to problems, be patient and wait on the Lord to guide you.
“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14