A couple of Sundays ago, I awoke early, knowing I had need to pray before doing anything. Instead, I grabbed my Kindle in order to check the weather. The second it left its stand-by mode, a fit of hiccups hit me. I hate hiccups!
Tossing the Kindle aside, I stood and apologized to Our Father for not reaching out to Him first. I left the bedroom and sat to the top of the stairs as to not awaken the others, pleading, “I can’t pray and have hiccups at the same time. Please take them away.” They stopped, and I praised Him.
Why would I praise Him for that?
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer…
Years ago, I asked Him to correct me whenever He needed to and not to give up on me; I will get it in time, and You will get the credit. I have refreshed that petition many times since.
1 John 3:21–22 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
Father has interrupted my impure thoughts in many different ways: my phone ringing off the hook; shifting my mind onto something else, like a past memory; unexpected human interaction; etc. He has stopped arguments (my favorite is the interruption), reassured me when a rare panicked state touched me, and gotten on my case if He felt I wasn’t praying enough (usually through some physical issue).
James 4:3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
If you are having trouble interacting with Him, maybe He waiting for you do ask for things that He wants before blessing you.
Psalm 34:4 I sought YHWH, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 27:8 My heart said, “Seek His face.” Your face, O Yah, I will seek.