But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Take a moment to read that again. GOD has listened. He has been attentive to my prayer. As a mom of 3 this really caught my attention as I was preparing for this post. In the background I have a babbling toddler, a singing preschooler and a 4th grader recounting various points from her day. This happens everyday, at the same time. They all want me, they all need my attention and I often struggle to do their requests due justice.
This is not so with God. HE gives attention to our prayers. I was confident of this week after week as I prayed for the number marking my cancer to sink. I was often so overwhelmed with my reality that all I could do was lie out on the floor. I would stay there and pray as my tears rolled back into my ears. I took great confort in knowing that even when words failed me he paid attention to the cries of my heart.
More often than I care to recall, his reply was one of silence. I would get up off of the floor go to sleep with my heart at peace and a trusting in him. The next day I would hear from the Dr that the numbers didn't move, but neither did my God.
I was praying for a change in my situation. The change that took place was within me. I wanted to be done with the trial, his answer was peace. I experienced peace, comfort and joy at that time in my life. That I have never had at any other time. I learned to appreciate them all.
Prayer may not always bring what we expect, but it never escapes his attention.
Has there ever been a time in your life where you truly felt the Lord attended to your prayer.
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