I recently had a burden upon my heart that I had carried for a few years. During that time I had remained unsure of how God wanted me to proceed. Over time I had waited patiently for His direction, some days more patient than others, but yet I waited. In my heart I knew that until I had peace about the direction to go I should simply wait.
When we find ourselves waiting it can become easy to give up, we feel as though God is not listening; but, we know from the promise of His Word that He hears the cry of the righteous. “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17
Our confidence is found in Him. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us” I John 5:14
Not only do we have the assurance that He hears us, we know He has the power to answer us. “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Matthew 21:22
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” Matthew 7:7
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Philippians 4:6
He hears the hearts cry of the sinner who is seeking. He hears the hearts cry of the one who hast lost their way. He hears the hearts cry of a need that only He can supply. He hears us when we pray. “O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come.” Psalm 65:2
“For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.” Psalm 38:15