In the midst of the maelstrom or difficulties of life, whether low grade or not, especially over a significant period of time, it’s often hard to see or discern God’s hand. God can seem to be absent or at least distant. We can easily fall into the fallacy that it’s up to us; that we’ll either do or die.
But for us who are in Jesus and seeking to be followers of him– seeking first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, we need to remember the promises of God to us. God will take care of everything. We need to be in prayer about everything, of course, but the prayer that can rest even after wrestling– in God and his care for us (1 Peter 5:7; Philippians 4:6-7).
Yes, after prayer we can do whatever we think the Lord might be leading us to do, or perhaps we’re to wait and not do anything. We do what God has called us to, and leave it in God’s hands. God in his greatness and goodness as our Father, will take care of it all. Remember the words of our Lord:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.