I’ve heard people say: I pray and pray but I haven’t heard from God and I’ve waited so long.
God is omnipresent, he is omnipotent, all powerful, almighty, is omniscient all knowing. He is with us, He hears us and He knows us all each one of us.
Often we believe we are waiting on God but I’d like to suggest that it is God who is waiting for us. The prayer God is waiting for is our adoration and praise during the darkest hours of our hearts and minds and souls. He wants our utterances when the words will not come. He wants our trust and our faith and that when we are afraid we will trust in Him. We waits for us to count it all joy when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we are keeping our eyes on our Heavenly Father through our mindfulness of Christ and our Catholic faith.
When I feel as though I am waiting on God I spend some time in prayer; some time in my rosary with Mary who was His blessed and highly favored one. I sit down with friends who are the Saints, read of their lives and their prayers of petition.
Most importantly, God wants us to repent. He wants us to acknowledge our sins, confess them, repent for them and to turn from them; to go and sin no more. When I think I am waiting on God I am reminded that He is not late in His response, He is always right on time. It is He who is waiting for me. He is ever present, He is right here with us now. We are not waiting for God to show up, He is here, there and everywhere. He made His appearance in a manger on the cross and in Christ’s resurrection. In my waiting my trial, my challenge or suffering is used for the goal to bring me back to Jesus and His Sacred Heart, through my weakness, I am made more like Him.
When God makes His presence known is another matter. He cannot look upon sin and will require a prayer of repentance, our offering of an Act of Contrition. He could not look upon Jesus on the cross while the sins of the world were yet still upon Him.
The good news is that His strength is perfect, He hears our cries even when we feel that we do not hear Him. It is at these times when Confession opens the lines of communication and we are once again able to tune in to God’s frequency which was there all along.