When we are in situations that completely overwhelm us, does God really hear our prayers? Does He really care about us? King David seemed to think so.
Psalm 40:1-5 records King David’s firsthand account.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.4 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.5 Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”
When we pray, God does hear us and answers our prayers. He may not answer in the way we desire, but it is the way God sees best for us.
God knows everything about us. So, His decision on our behalf is made through His perfect knowledge. That should encourage us and comfort us during trying times.
Wait patiently on the Lord.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001