To be honest, there are times even when we christians pray and feels like God is quiet. Currently that’s what i’ve been experiencing because i was desperate for a miracle and answered prayer. I even almost gave up at one point on God.
However, having tested the goodness of God the Holy Spirit could not let me give up. He was there to help me through even when I had lost hope. I guess thats another topic (The Role of the Holy Spirit in our lives). Even though things still seem to be hopeless in my life, I know God is working on my case. I now have hope through the Word of God in the following scriptures and remember God can never lie (They are many but just to mention a few):
Job 37:23 “As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him;He is excellent in power, In judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress.
Jeremiah 33:3 “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
John 14:14 “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”
Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…”
Hebrews 6:18 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us…”
1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
My point is that, in the book of Colossians, God is describing the life we should live and in all our ways acknowledge what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. therefore, i have come to learn that we have to praise and give thanks to God at all times even in worse situations because His word says He is a God that does not oppress, He is compassionate, loving, kind, merciful even in our sinful state,