Summary: Ever gone through so much that the only thing you can say is Lord Now What. Ask God the question What am I going to do while I am where I am?
If we are truthful with ourselves, there are times that we even get angry with God and say now Lord I am trying to do your will and it seems to me that the folk that aren’t even thinking about you seems like they should be the ones running to the unemployment office, they should be the ones who’s children are in trouble, they should be the ones that have problems making ends meet, they should be the ones having to run to the emergency room, one writer said my foot almost slipped, when I look at the wicked, even though I know I should not fret myself of evil doers, but when you look at the wicked and you see that you are still driving that rusted out yugo and driving it giving God the glory on your way to church and your neighbor just bought a brand new Mercedes and is not even thinking about going to any church and you want to say you didn’t give that a thought when it came to your mind.
You read the Bible, you are a part-time Bible scholar and you know the scripture and you know that it says the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the righteous and you are struggling to make rent, you find yourself begging and pleading for extension of your loans, paying just enough to keep the electric and gas on until next week, asking mom and dad for their credit card this month, the church to give you a loan and you trying to tell me you didn’t give that some thought. Your foot almost slipped. You have been to every service, every convention, every prayer meeting, every Bible class, you haven’t missed a Sunday in only God knows when, you teach Sunday school, are on the praise team, direct the choir, get the pastor’s water, take up the offering, pick up the fans, make sure the church is locked after every service, drive the van, you give your tithes, yet you are still struggling to pay your rent you can’t tell me it doesn’t come to your mind that something is definitely wrong because I’m going through when my going through days ought to be over. What am I going to do while I am where I am? LORD NOW WHAT?
We are in this place between there and there and we begin to ask God What Am I Going To Do While I am Where I AM, Lord Now What!!! It is within this place that every child of God must go through at some time or another. Noah went through it, it was called the flood, Abraham went through it, it was called the Mount of Moriah, Moses went through it, it was called the desert experience, the Israelites went through it, it was called the wilderness, Elijah went through it, it was called Zarephath, the 3 Hebrew boys went through it, it was called the fiery furnace, Daniel went through it, it was called the lions den, Paul went through it, it was called prison, John went through it, it was called Patmos, and you and I must at some point go through this place.
Understand that this is the place that God is developing our character. This is our wilderness experience, our lions den and our fiery furnace our Patmos. This place that we find ourselves in is a lonely place sometimes. It is a place that we often feel rejected and neglected, but understand that it’s at this place we are being selected and inspected this wilderness experience is to develop our character.