Life is often crazy. I have found I should pray more during these times, I usually don’t. I might barely offer up the “emergency toss up prayer” and go on about the business of living; but this is not living the abundant life in Christ. God cares about the every-day-ordinary-mundane events of our lives. Nothing gets past Him, and nothing goes unnoticed; so it would make sense then to tell Him everything; but I don’t always do that. I suppose it’s human nature—that whole “old man” nature that doesn’t want to really believe that God hears all, sees all, and provides all even when my circumstances may scream otherwise. How God longs for us to simply believe the truth of his Word. His desire is for us and not against us. It all comes back to faith and believing God is who He says He is and that He does what He says He can do. Today I affirm the goodness of God because I know He hears my heart even when it whispers of tears and sorrow.
Today, I live in the light of another of truth—GOD HEARS. He listens when I talk, pray, nap, nod, work, and sleep. All that is in me, He is aware of, and nothing is hidden from Him. At first glance, it may seem unnerving, but think about this. What would happen if our God could not hear the silent prayers and cries of our hearts? What would our lives be like if God didn’t anticipate our need and provide accordingly in ways that brought hHm glory and were beneficial to us? Is there any other god who can do such? Is there any other god who keeps his promise? Is there any other god, who knows us by name and initiates relationship with us? Is there any other god who relentlessly pursues us? No. I know no other god but the God of the bible—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I know no other God who keeps His promise and loves without condition.
I am thankful. I am grateful. I am broken—conceding my life (without grudging or complaint) to God alone, submitted to His will. Today I can tell you I choose walk by faith and not by sight. In this right-now moment, I can tell you the Word of God made flesh is alive in us. God’s word is true, and each of us will come to a place where we are invited to live the Word of God in truth and intimacy. He hears our deepest longings and satisfies our souls.
God’s affirming truth for me (and maybe you too) is this…
Trust me. I hear you when you call. I hear the silent cry of your heart that no one hears. I hear the prayers and aches that your heart cannot speak. I am your loving and good God. My word is always true. I never lie, and I can be trusted. I hear you when you call. I hear you when you cry. I see you when you fall. I do not leave you helpless or alone. Trust me because I AM God. Let me show you. My Word is true. I love you. I love you beyond measure.
Friends, I want to encourage you tonight to hold on to faith. Remember you are so loved by God, and He hears you – He really does. Hold faith, friends, your breakthrough is coming.
This is day 26 of my 31 Days of Affirmation. In this series I’ll affirm hope, faith, truth, and encouragement even when life is troubling. Particularly the series ponders what it means to hold on to those things that are good, right, noble, honorable, true, and lovely even when life isn’t so pretty. You can read all the series posts here. I hope you’ll be encouraged.