Have you ever wondered if God really answers prayer? Have you sought an answer, but God seemed to be silent? Or you asked, and the answer was no? Did God quit caring for you? God answers prayer. Look at this example form Exodus.
“So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
God does answer prayer. Think about it: God heard the Israelites over in Goshen, Egypt, and prepared Moses in Midian, several hundred miles to the west, to lead them out of slavery. The next chapter is the burning bush call in Moses’ life to go and be God’s hand to the people of God. I don’t think the people in Egypt saw that one coming! God is so great and His wisdom is infinite. However, His ways are not our ways and His thoughts not our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). When you have prayed and are asking according to God’s will, God will answer your prayer. If it’s a “No” or a Wait”, it may seem as if your prayer has not been answered. That’s where faith in God comes in. “When you can’t see His hand, trust His heart!” (Charles Spurgeon)
Think about it: God answers prayer. An amazing God had a plan from before time began and before sin entered the world to send His only Son and allow Him to die for us. People prayed for thousands of years for salvation, for rescue. God heard and answered.
Think about it: God answers prayer. This same amazing God reached down into your family and called you to His throne room to accept His love and forgiveness. He allows you into His presence to sit at His feet and learn from Him. He saved you and loved you with an everlasting love. Wow!
Think about it: God answers prayer. He heard your prayer and called you home. He loves you still and delights in you and forgives you. Amazing! Even more amazing is that He waits to hear your prayer.
Hint of the Day: Teach your children to prayer by example. Be in a constant state of praise and prayer throughout the day. Practice the Presence of God always; dwell in His courtroom. The kids will see and learn! Pray with them over things that concern them. Nothing is too little or too big for God.