"So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened." (Lk 11: 9-10).
It is one of the Lord's promises! Ask, but are we persistent in asking the Lord on asking for what we need? Are we just asking for material things and not for the things that matter in life.
Sometimes, we qualify only material needs as the highest priority in our lives. On the other hand, protection, happiness with our family, peace and spiritual growth are more important than those transient things.
Seek the Lord with all your heart and you will see His absolute goodness and mercy. We may not feel it in an instant, but it will come. It's a matter of faith! Believe and God will never fail you. But it just does not come like magic. It comes at the most unexpected places and undetermined time. We may ask why...because God is God! No one can predict His ways, how can we? For God's wisdom is beyond understanding. Seek Him for you may never know, like a good shepherd, God is already seeking you and your soul for many, many years! Allow Him to find you, even if we are in mud or quagmire, He will raise us up.
How do I know, you may ask! Because He did it to me! Praise the Lord forever and ever...In Jesus Name. Amen.
Cynthia Abegail Bernardo