"Be still and know that I am God..." Psalm 46:10
Sometimes I wish I could always hear God audibly. It would be so much easier to know what God wanted if He could speak to me. Sometimes I wonder why He doesn't usually speak to us that way. But then I think, would I even listen if He did always speak audibly to me?
In the Old Testament, we read of the miracles God performed through Moses to let His people go free from the life of slavery they had lived under Pharaoh. We see some pretty miraculous things take place from the plagues to the parting of the Red Sea. And yet, even when the Israelites see these miracles first-hand, they still doubt God and still want to create for themselves an image to which they can bow down.
Even when they saw miraculous things happen, they began to doubt God. Why? Maybe it was because things were not happening as they would have liked. They did not like that they were wandering around in the desert and that they were hungry and thirsty. Doesn't it seem like we begin to doubt God when things do not go the way we want them to go? We begin to feel as if God has forgotten us when life gets hard and when things do not happen in our time frame. But, maybe we are the ones who have forgotten.