“When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” Will Rogers
It’s a good thing, but I really don’t enjoy it, though. The first two verses of my Bible reading hit me so hard, I had to put it down and meditate.
Isaiah 59:1-2: “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.”
The Spirit tells us that our God is not only wanting and willing to help, but He is also fully capable of defeating the challenges we’re facing. He wants to hear from you!
If you’ve been digging yourself a hole and are finally willing to say, “Uncle. I give. Help!” He will definitely hear that prayer because you are now looking to Him to solve your problem.
Now, comes that wonderful word, but. But, if you are knowingly sinning and continuing to dig your hole deeper, no matter how much you whine or complain, He’s not going to step in and rescue you. As the old saying goes, “You haven’t hit bottom yet.” He’ll let you continue to dig.
I was convicted when I read that passage. He’s asked me to fast from playing games, reading sports scores and watching funny videos on my phone and iPad in order to talk with Him. But, I’ve been continuing to dig my hole, deeper and deeper while hoping He will answer the prayers I do throw up there, seriously?
The Spirit through Isaiah is saying, “Stop digging! Put the shovel down. And do what you know I’ve been chirping at you, not others, but you to do.”
Then and then will your Father in heaven do what only He can do, be God.