Isn't God listening?

O LORD, ... be not silent. Do not be far from me, O Lord. Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord. -- Psalm 35:22-23

God sometimes seems to be distant and not to be listening to us. Think of the hundreds of years Israel was in bondage praying for God's promised Deliverer. "Isn't God listening?" they must have repeatedly wondered. Yet at the right time, God sent his Son and brought deliverance. Thankfully, God doesn't ask us to pretend that everything is okay when it isn't. He filled the Psalms with cries for deliverance and help. You may find yourself in a position where these words are yours. If we realize that God's grace is abundant today much, much more than before we have confidence that God will hear our prayer. When we cry out to the Lord today from our hearts He listens immediately. Also remember there are thousands of intercessors on earth who are praying today along with Jesus Christ in Heaven, for God's immediate and powerful deliverance of us.

[ Prayer for the Day ]

Almighty God, may your name be revered in all the earth just as it is among the angels of heaven. Show the power and might of your Kingdom in our day. Deliver your Church and your children from the hands of the evil one. Bring deliverance to your children who are crying for your help with spiritual, family, health, or financial problems they are having. May our lives be lived to your glory, now and forevermore. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

[ Reference Scriptures ]

Psalm 35:22-23 [RSV]
22 Thou hast seen, O LORD; be not silent! O Lord, be not far from me!
23 Bestir thyself, and awake for my right, for my cause, my God and my Lord!

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