Does God Hear?

Does God Hear?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

David lay in bed, unable to sleep. As events flooded his mind, he could not find rest. He did not sense that God heard him or answered his prayers. And he did not experience peace.

Many people have had similar experiences. Through dark nights, their minds and hearts turn problems over and over. Learning from David, in these moments we see the importance of being confident in God, trusting Him through every situation.

David was reminded that the Lord had “set apart the faithful for Himself.” Circumstances might not seem to change but he believed that “the Lord will hear when I call to Him” (v. 3).

During times when he was worried, he was to “reflect in [his] heart and be still,” to focus on God, not his problems (v. 4).

Others might attack him, but he could pray, asking God to “look on us with favor” (v. 6). Most convincingly, he could look back and remember the ways God had blessed him. How He had “put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and new wine abound” (v. 7).

Trusting in God, he could say, “I will both lie down and sleep in peace.” He could know that through God he could “live in safety” (v. 8).

This is the peace God promises for all who call on Him. Circumstances may not seem to change, but we can rest in Him.