The Lord has heard my supplication;
The Lord will receive my prayer.
I was overwhelmed as I read this verse this morning. So often the enemy will whisper to you in your darkest moments that the Lord doesn’t care, doesn’t listen, or is rejecting you, but God hears us. He sees our every weakness, He hears our every supplication and prayer when we cry out to Him in desperation, sorrow, and repentance. I confessed to my wife that I was struggling to hear from the Lord, I was fighting to be in His presence, but all He had given me was the reassurance that He sees me and He’s listening. She responded and said, “Isn’t that enough?”. What conviction!
Is it enough to know that He sees, that He cares, that He is working even when we don’t see it? Is it enough to know He’s with us, even when everything seems to be against us? “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’” (Heb. 13:5). Do we truly believe that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28); do we hold onto His promises during the trials? What a struggle it’s been to internalize this truth, to hold onto hope when the weight of this world bears down on me! Still I hold onto hope, and I will yet praise Him and look to Him. For He doesn’t change, and He holds the words of eternal life (John 6:68).
Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.