My friend, may I ask you a question? Despite how you feel or what you might think, ought you to be assured that God IS always listening to your prayers? Does he hear every word you and I speak to him? Do you believe that there's always something occurring between God and us, even when it seems there is nothing happening?
My friend, life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I’m Mark Brunner.
Silence! We take our prayers to God regularly. Yet there often seem to be times that, he is silent. Does God really hear all of our prayers? I remember the story of Franklin Roosevelt when, as President of the United States, he often endured long receiving lines at the White House. He complained that no one really paid any attention to what was said in these lines. One day during a reception he decided to try an experiment. Keep in mind that our 33rd President did have a sense of humor. To each person who came down the line and shook his hand, he murmured, “I murdered my grandmother this morning.” The guests responded with phrases like, “Marvelous! Keep up the good work.” It was not till the end of the line, while greeting the ambassador from Bolivia, that his words were actually heard. The ambassador leaned over and whispered, “I’m sure she had it coming.”
Despite how you feel or what you might think, be assured that God IS listening. He hears every word you and I speak to him through his Holy Spirit. There is always something occurring, even when it seems there is nothing happening.
Here’s a story: In 63 B.C. the Roman general Pompey conquered Jerusalem. He rode triumphantly through the city and swept onto the temple mount where he entered the Holy Place and saw the lamp stands and incense altars. At the far end of the Holy Place he spied a brilliantly embroidered curtain shielding another room. He pulled back the curtain and stepped into the small enclosure. He was surprised when he discovered that the dark, airless cubicle held nothing at all. The Roman general had entered the Holy of Holies, a room so sacred to the Jews that no one was allowed to enter the room save the High Priest; and he only once a year. There was nothing in the room anymore. Yet the Jews continued to honor God’s presence there. (Source unknown)
When you can’t hear God, remember he can hear you. When you feel that God has closed his ears to you, hold on to the pillars of your faith, the truths that you have been taught. “Ask and you will receive . . .” Recite them, sing them, and they will speak to you again. When you can’t hear God, be patient; God will respond in his time and in his manner. When you can’t hear God, don’t stop talking. Never stop coming to him in your prayers; in your quiet times as well as your noisy times. Step into his Holy Place and lift your hands to the heavens. He will hear your prayer. In fact, he has heard it from eternity. Even in his silence, God doesn’t miss a word or a tear. He’s faithful and has a plan for you. Rest assured, even his silence is golden!
We pray. Heavenly Father, in the overwhelming moments of life help us to recall that you gave King David solace even when you were silent. “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Remind us of the greats of faith that have gone before us in bravery, with courageous faith in your protective hand of deliverance. In Jesus name we pray. Amen! (https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/prayers/a-prayer-for-deliverance.html)
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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