"I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live." (Psalm 116:1-2)
Have you ever tried to talk to someone who isn't paying attention to you? You probably feel frustrated or discouraged if you think you aren't being heard. It is encouraging, though, for God's children to remember that God always hears them when they pray to Him. He is never too busy to listen to His children. And He is never uninterested in what they have to say. No matter what time of day it is or where you are, God always hears you.
Sometimes, though, God is the last person Christians go to when they're having troubles. Instead of going to God, they sulk. Or they go to their unsaved friends. Their friends may be good listeners, but they have no power to give true answers. Maybe God's children do go to a godly friend or parent with their problems. But the whole time, they may be resisting God, using Him as a "last resort" only.
Who is the person you go to when you are feeling sad, or when you have a need, or when you don't know how to handle a problem? Do you go to God first? Once you truly understand that the sovereign God is always available, always ready to hear your supplications (your strong requests), you will agree with the psalmist who wrote, "I will call upon Him as long as I live"!
God always hears His children when they call to Him.
» Do I go to God first with my problems, or do I use Him as a "last resort"?
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