“But truly God has listened; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.”* This verse taken from Psalm 66 is a powerful truth that we should pay attention to. Truly God listens. Truly God attends to the voice of our prayers. He never turns a deaf ear to our prayers. We ought to see Him as the God who listens to us. He is not far away on a cloud where He can’t hear us. He is close. He is attentive. He is willing to listen and He does. Our God cares. Our God loves us. He doesn’t love us from time to time. He doesn’t listen to us from time to time. He cares all the time. He is always watching over us and waiting for us to talk to Him. He is the 24/7 attentive God that the Bible talks about.
I find it extremely encouraging that God listens to us all the time. I used to believe that I had to do something very special to get His attention. I used to think that He had better things to do than listen to me. God is present and He is with us all the time. The far away cloud has to go. The idea of a deaf God has to go. The false idea that God is too busy to listen to us has to go. Truly God has listened to your prayers, friend. He has listened even before you have verbalized your prayers. He knows what you need. He knows what you are going to say and yet He still listens. Today I want to encourage you to continue to pray and to trust that God hears you, He listens to you and He is always attentive.
The author of Psalm 66 is not known. We just know that He is the director of music. That Psalm is a song. It is a song of praise. A song about the goodness of God. A song that recounts the wonders of the Lord. A song of confidence in who God is and what He does. God Almighty, the creator of the universe listens to us. I find it fascinating how the author goes on and on about the incredible deeds of the Lord and then He says that this extraordinary God pays attention to him. That is how He is with you too, friend. The Mighty God of miracles is the most powerful One and He chooses to pay attention to you.
It doesn’t matter that He is bigger than anyone or anything, He comes down to your level and listens to you. You could think that He would only deal with people of His caliber. News flash. You are His people. You are His family. He loves you dearly and you mean the world to Him. You mean the world to God. Think about that! Meditate on that. You are the apple of His eye and He loves hearing your voice. Keep talking to Him. Talk to Him in your heart. Talk to Him out loud. Talk to Him and know that He listens. Talk to Him and thank Him for paying attention to you!
Your prayers are always heard. You might not get the answer that you wish but God always, always listens. He knows what’s best for you and His answer might shock you. His answer is always laced with love. Believe and trust that He answers you in a good way. You might not see an answer at all but that doesn’t mean He has not answered. He listens to every word you say and He makes sure that you are heard. See yourself heard. See yourself as the one who matters because you do. One thing I have learned is to thank God for His answer in advance. I do that all the time.
I pray and talk to God and I thank Him that He has heard me. When the enemy attacks me with words of doubt, I remind him that truly the Lord has listened. I remind him that my God adores me. I remind Him that I am loved and I am not taken for granted. You are not taken for granted. Your prayers mean a lot to go so keep on saying them and keep trusting that you are always heard. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Psalm 66:19; 1 John 5:14; 1 Peter 3:12