CAN ANYONE HEAR ME?
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” —Jeremiah 33:3 KJV
Prayer, needless to say, is one of the avenues, if not the chief and only one, where man’s finiteness meets the infiniteness of the divine God. Through out all ages and history of mankind it has become an incontrovertible fact that there are things beyond our human natural control, for which cause we need the intervention of the living God.
Prayer truly, as it physically brings us to our knees, brings us metaphorically too, to the end of ourselves, unto the acknowledgment of the One whose mighty knows no limit.
Although this should not always be the primary motivation for praying; a believer mustn’t always pray need based prayers. It mustn’t always be in hard times to pray— this is one of the things that must be unlearnt in the school of prayer. Beyond needs and uncomfortable situations, we pray to fellowship with the Father.
Jesus says “man shall not live by bread alone”. In the same way that man needs essentials like food, water, air, to survive. In that same similitude, a man’s spirit needs a certain benchmark of spiritual essentials to stay healthy. This I believe is one of the greatest revelation that this generation needs to catch. We have a God, the One that our fathers walked with and whose testimony they handed to us, in hope that we will sustain a walk and dependency on Him till the end of the ages. We need this God, not necessarily because of what He can give; we need Him like the human body needs air.
Somebody says “yes Pastor I’ve learnt this, that prayer is not just about needs and I agree to it, but what about when I’m praying about something and it doesn’t look like God is hearing me?”
Our opening text is amazing for one thing, in it God gives us a reassuring word that no matter what when we call He will hear us. Yet it’s also understandable that as humans there are times when we feel not being heard.
At those times what to do includes reassuring yourself in God’s word, that He has promised to hear you every time you call. It’s needful to remember that God wants for us to relate with Him by faith and not by sight.
Glory to God.
Have a pleasant day ahead.
Further Reading: Ephesians 3:20, 1 John 5:14-15, John 11:41.
Confession: Thank you Father because you always hear me. You know my very thoughts and innermost gurgitations. I am conscious now that you’re hearing me. Glory to God.