Friday, November 22, 2013

He Hears You


He hears you

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14, NIV)

Have you ever engaged in a conversation with someone whose attention was somewhere else? How did you respond when you realized they weren’t even listening?

You haven’t heard a single word I said!

Are you even listening to me?

It’s frustrating to realize that what you say is not valued enough to be heard. You recognize that you’re just not important enough to be heard. Have you’ve been guilty of tuning out the conversation of a spouse, child, or friend? It’s altogether different when you are the one being ignored.

Has the thought ever occurred to you that God isn’t listening?

How do you respond to that thought? Does that thought frustrate you? Have you asked that pointed question of God?

Are you even listening to me Lord?

I personally have experienced times in my life when it just seems like I’m all alone, but the Bible says:

The Lord will accomplish what concerns me...” (Psalm 138:8, NASB)

What this tells me is that behind the scenes, in areas of my life I’m not even aware of, God is at work so that all things work together for good. I remember reading in Daniel:

So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting…” (Daniel 9:3, NIV)

In this same chapter of Daniel, the angel Gabriel appears and reveals:

As soon as you began to pray, a word went out…” (Daniel 9:23, NIV)

God hears our prayers!

I love the lyrics in the song, He’ll Do It Again, sung by Shirley Caesar:

And He'll do it again

He'll do it again

If you'll just take a look

At where you are now

And where you've been

Well hasn't He always come through for you

He's the same now as then

You may not know how

You may not know when

But He'll do it again

God simply doesn’t fail! That means that nothing can disable His ability to hear you. God hears you and He is actively concerned about you. God loves and cares for you. That’s why He sent His son Jesus into the world; to save us from sin, death and damnation.

Why would God do all that and then not listen to you? He wouldn’t!

So when you’re praying and the thought occurs in your mind that you’re just talking to yourself, just remember:
He hears you!

MTJ

A Note of Thanks: I would just like to say that I appreciate each of you who visit My Thought-filled Journey. Taking time out of your schedule to read a post on this blog is encouraging to me. Many of those who visit, will from time to time leave a comment. Whether a comment is left is not important. What is important, is that you came. I do hope you find encouragement and inspiration in these words. Please know I will pray with you regarding any circumstance you may be facing. Feel free to write me to say "Hello", request prayer, or share what God is doing in your life. I have not said it enough, but thank you for the light of Christ in your life which illuminates the way for us all.

Spiritual SundaysNote: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte).

2 comments:

Mia De Vries said...

Just earlier today I was thinking of our Lord's promise that the good work He has begun in us, He will also finish. This is such a comfort for I know that if people were like me, there is not a way we can trust our own faithfulness!
Blessings XX
Mia

MTJ said...

Mia:
You're so right! This is the comfort which I cling to. Thanks for sharing and wishing you and family a Happy Thanksgiving holiday!