Faith, Monday Meditation, Prayer

Always Listening

The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 15:29

You may have wondered on occasion, whether God really heard your prayer. If this is the case, then you are in good company because even king David has the same thoughts. The Psalms are filled with the calls of David unto the Lord, begging him to listen and answer. For periods of time, he would feel afraid and alone, waiting anxiously for a response and longing to feel God’s grace strengthening his soul. He had no doubt that his life and his circumstances were in God’s hands, but that didn’t stop him from feeling that, at times, he was just talking into the wind.

Grace always came and David would once more be comforted by the faithfulness of God as he acknowledged his own doubts – “I had said in my alarm, ‘I am cut off from your sight.’ But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help” (Ps31:22).

Never doubt this truth: The Lord sees you and the Lord hears you, always. As a child of God, His ears will never be closed to your cries because he loves you deeply. Trust that He is listening and that he will provide for you in every situation. His provision may not come in the manner you expect, for it comes in many different forms, but it will come.

“Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!” Psalm 66:16-20

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