Have you ever had that feeling where something's up with you, but you can't quite put your finger on it? Maybe you feel sad, disappointed or just uneasy, but you don't know why? Well, that's the time to enquire of the Lord.
In Genesis 25, Rebekah, the wife of Isaac, found herself experiencing an internal struggle. She knew she was pregnant, but what she didn't know or understand was why this struggle was happening inside of her. She decided to enquire of the Lord.
22 But the two children struggled with each other in her womb. So she went to ask the Lord about it. “Why is this happening to me?” she asked. 23 And the Lord told her, “The sons in your womb will become two nations. From the very beginning, the two nations will be rivals. One nation will be stronger than the other; and your older son will serve your younger son.” 24 And when the time came to give birth, Rebekah discovered that she did indeed have twins! (Genesis 25:22-25, NLT)
By asking God, Rebekah was given insight that she couldn't possibly have known otherwise. Rather than worrying or adding extra stress to her life, the revelation God gave her helped her to know and appreciate the purpose of the struggle she was experiencing.
You and I can apply this same principle to our lives. The Lord wants to shed light on our situations and internal struggles. For us that means we must believe that He not only hears us, but will also respond. Rebekah lived in an era where Christ had not yet died for our sins, resurrected or poured out the Holy Ghost. If she could hear God speak, how much more we who have the indwelling of the Spirit?