There are times where we as people feel or think that God does not hear us. This comes from many things such as: we think God does not have time for us, or we are too insignificant, or that our that God is just too busy. This passage includes a description of the torment and utter despair that the writer finds himself in.
It is often in these times in our lives that we feel as though we cannot approach the throne of God. But the reality is that avoidance is the opposite of what should be done. I heard from a friend a long time ago that we serve a God with His feet up. This was a metaphor for how when someone wants to relax they might sit in a recliner and lean back with their feet up. God is relaxed. It does not matter how many things are thrown at Him, He remains in total control and is capable of lending His ear. Not only that, He wants to hear from us and to help us.
That is why the writer here cries out for God to hear him and for God to turn His attention to what is happening in his life. We as followers of Jesus need to recognize the magnitude of God and the compassion and love that He pours out. I love the reminder in verse 3 of the shortness of life.
Why do we waste time believing that God does not want to hear us, or that we aren’t important enough? We are made in His image, and as believers, are clothed in Jesus’ righteousness. God wants to hear us and He is more than capable of being all that we need. The ultimate purpose of this prayer is for God’s people to see the fullness of God and the all that He has in store and to participate in it.
So the question today is this: are you opening yourself up totally to God, or are you making excuses that keep you from experiencing all that He has for you?
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate