God DOES Hear You

…Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.” -John 11:41 NIV

…Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.” -John 11:41 NIV

“I just don’t think God hears me.” Those are words that are spoken or thought by new Christians as well as veterans. When you’re going through tough times, that sense of loneliness may cause you to feel like God has left you all by yourself.

The Bible warns against trusting your heart for absolute truth. When emotions are running high, don’t operate in what you think; operate in what the Bible says.

Let today’s verse convince you that regardless of where you are in life, God hears you. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you.” God can’t be much clearer than that, can He?

However, there is one condition—one that God doesn’t control. You have to be listening. Are you ever so busy that somebody could be talking to you and you don’t hear a word they say? Even the most profound words carry no value when they fall on deaf ears.

James 1:19 says, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” It’s not an accident that James addressed listening first. Hearing is more important than talking, thinking, or formulating the perfect plan.

If you feel like God isn’t listening, the problem is likely an overabundance of noise in your life. Spend some quiet time listening rather than praying. You’ll hear God’s voice.

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to reveal distractions that might keep you from hearing His voice.
  • Pray that He will introduce you to His voice if you’ve never heard it in the past.

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