To ease my baby’s stomach gas and help with his bowel movement, I occasionally place a hot water bottle filled with warm water on his stomach. It works for my baby! During this period of gas discomfort, my baby cries, wants to be carried and doesn’t want to be left alone. He doesn’t understand that laying him down for a few minutes while I prepare the hot water bottle doesn’t mean I am ignoring him. Laying him down instead of carrying him while I prepare the bottle for his stomach makes it faster to address his problem. My baby can’t see behind the scene.
In like manner, God is at work behind the scene but we just can’t see it. God’s quietness in some seasons doesn’t mean he is ignoring us. In our seasons of discomfort, it’s psychologically difficult to see the big picture. God’s angels are constantly working behind the scene to put everything in place for that season of discomfort to end quickly. I am learning to trust that God truly makes all things work together for my good because I love and seek him. The discomfort, waiting, and breakthrough is for my good. They all work together to help me become a better person.
Discomfort, affliction, and trials are not expected to be longlasting.
2 Corinthians 4:17 King James Version (KJV)- For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.