We pray and pray and pray, don’t we? Many times we find those prayers go unanswered and wonder what is going on. What about weird accidental occurrences that happen to us? Those weird troubling things we feel we do not deserve that just happen anyway. Have you ever found yourself asking “God, why me?”
There are usually many reasons why things like this happen in our lives. One of the reason the Bible talks about is sin. Isaiah 59:1-2 says “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear“. Like the Bible says, there are lifestyles we indulge in, sins we’ve given ourselves to, attitudes we have embraced, that separates us from God. This kind of separation from God keeps us in a place where we are left alone to our devices and issues. From this verse, sin causes two things.
- It make it seem as though God’s hand is short. Short to do what? To Save. Is it possible that the reason why God doesn’t seem to rescuing you from that situation is because of your sin? Is it possible that the reason you’ve been going deeper and deeper into that nasty pit is because of your iniquity?
- Sin makes it seem as though God’s ears have dulled out. David like many of us cried to God several times saying “hear my cry o Lord”. As Christians, we believe God is the ultimate source of help. So if our source of help doesn’t seem to hear our cry, aren’t we done for? God says our sins make our prayers un-hearable. Is it possible that the mountain on your way has remained because God hasn’t heard your countless prayers.
The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 10:8 “… whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.” God has a wall of protection around you, child of God. Sin punctures a hole through the wall, and the Bible says when there is such a hole, a serpent may bite. The serpent can represent all sorts of things. We beseech you by the mercies of God not to give sin a chance to spoil your friendship with God. Paul advised us in Ephesians 4:27 “… do not give the devil a foothold.” Sin is one way to give Satan a foot through the door.
God keep you free from the bondage of sin in Jesus’ name.