When we pray, do we really know if God hears us? Of course, you might say that God hears everything all the time but I’m not talking about just the sound of our prayers.
Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and your mind drifted? You heard them talking but it didn’t register with you because you were somewhere else? That’s what I’m talking about when I ask if God hears our prayers.
Let’s look at some scriptures:
1 Peter 3:12a (KJV) 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:
As you can see, the eyes and ears of God are over the righteous and He hears them. So, who are the righteous? That’s everyone who’s been born-again. How cool is that!
If we’ve been born-again, God is listening to us when we pray. So, why don’t we always see the answer to our prayers?
That brings me to the next scripture:
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
In order to get our prayers answered, we must pray according to God’s will. What is God’s will? It’s His Word. And when we pray in faith according to His Word, we can have confidence that our prayers will be answered and we’ll get our desired results, if we don’t hinder or obstruct the answer by doubt, unbelief, strife, unforgiveness, etc. God always sends the answer but we have our part to receive it.
This is so awesome! Where else can we have such confidence? Not on this planet! But, hold on – faith is the law of change. So, if you want to see change in your circumstances, this is the way to go. God has a solution for everything that confronts us. But if we don’t know that, we will remain ignorant of the very answers we need. And those answers are in God’s Word!
What a blessed people we are to have instant access to God’s Word via all kinds of technology, and get this, even in real book form!
1 John 5:4 (KJV) 4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.