The Person of God Seeks To Be Heard By God
Do you desire to be heard by God? Have you ever thought of prayer as a reflection of your heart for God? Think about your prayer life: do you have one? Is it growing, vibrant, and alive? Or is it old and dusty? What we see in this passage today is a comparison between a person who loves and follows God and one who doesn’t.
The One Who Loves God
To you, O Lord, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary. (v. 1-2)
The Evil One
Because they do not regard the works of the Lord or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and build them up no more. (v. 5)
After looking at these verses, which “person” more accurately reflects your life? Would someone label you as a “practical atheist” by the way you pray? What do you think is keeping you from praying like someone who desires to be heard by God? More likely than not, you are holding on to an area that you believe you can have control over in your life. My prayer is that the cry of our hearts would be that of David in verse 7:
The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Church, we must not place our trust in anything but God. This does not come naturally to us. I challenge you to take a few moments to focus on God and nothing else. To allow Him time to remind you of who you truly are, and who He truly is.
By: Graham Withers