Have you ever felt that God is too distant, that He can’t possibly hear you? Have you had times where you felt like God wasn’t listening? What did you do when despair fell upon you? In this week’s Kingdom Corner, we will be discussing the Biblical truth that God does hear your prayers and why He sometimes says “wait” rather than “yes.”
One of the first things that you need to do is to do a self-check to make sure you are right with the Lord. If you haven’t confessed and repented of your sins lately, it’s an excellent time to do so. Also, how about the Word? Are you nourishing your spiritual self on a daily basis? This is vital for Christians. We won’t know what God commands and see the love He has for us if we don’t read the Word. The best thing I heard once was “if it ain’t in the Book, don’t do it.” The Bible is God’s manual to living the best life possible. Now let’s look at who the Lord hears and who He does not.
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15: 29. NIV
This is why it is imperative that you are counted among those that are considered righteous. God loves you and wants you included in all his blessings.
Hear Me, O’ Lord
God loves us and wants to give us everything we want. However, remember it’s His timing, not ours. When all the doors close, keep praying in the hallway until God guides you in the way you should go. Give up your cares and troubles to the Lord. He will respond in kind and lessen your burden. God is working upstream while you await your blessings to float down to catch them. God has your best interests in mind. Sometimes what we think is right for us isn’t. God will take an authoritative position and make sure you do not fall into the possible snares of the enemy.
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us. Psalm 67. NIV