Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
There is the often misnomer that many think that when they pray to God and He does not answer or respond right away that He does not hear them or do not care. That is the farthest thing from the truth!
God knows exactly what we need, how we need it and most importantly when we need it. Please do not confuse Him with a microwave, whereas you pop you request in and out come your expectation in very short order…
It does not work that way. God heard you when you first made your request known but His peace was never allowed to be made manifest. In Philippians 4:6 it states, do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make you requests known to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God is love and truly cares about what happens to His people but sometimes fear and stress set in and rob us of the peace that is promised. Moreover, we often have conversations with God and take the time to speak our minds and then go hastily about the business of our day, leaving His presence without listening for the reply of His mind/will/way. We ask and we seek but when the door is opened we have walked away. Now understand, God does not desire long eloquent prayers or woe is me laments, He simply wants us to come to Him with a clean and pure heart along with the dare to believe!
Forgive us Lord for being so distracted that we turn away before hearing what you want to speak to us. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to enter your presence and to share our heart desires. We thank you for that each time we pray we know you hear us and send the answer before we can finish asking. Enable us to have thanksgiving and continue to make our requests known and by your word, our hearts and minds will stay guarded in Christ Jesus.
God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD