He Always Hears

One of the things I struggled with as a new believer was knowing that God really heard me.  And by that I mean truly understanding and believing He heard me—whether I whispered, shouted, groaned, or just plain talked to Him.

I mean, why would the God who created the universe want to listen to me? And how could I be certain—really certain—that He heard me at all? Can you relate?

As my faith matured I began to understand two critical things:

1.  I’m not a nobody. I belong to the One who valued me enough to pay for my very life, and He longs to hear from me.

When I was a young mom of a six month old baby, I couldn’t wait for him to be able to talk. His jabbering delighted me but oh, how I longed to converse with my precious boy.

That’s how God feels about us—and it never ends—even when we grow up. J He longs to hear from us and is especially delighted when we open our hearts to Him.

2.   He’s always listening.  I’m a mom of 3, and I’ve never not heard my kids. When they were little, I heard their every 2am whimper. As they grew older my ears still picked up their every move.

And that is how God is with us.

He hears ours sighs, He listens when we’re venting to Him, or thanking Him, or just reaching out to Him. Don’t you love knowing that?

Here are seven Scriptures that reveal God always hears. Meditate on these until you know—really know—that He hears you. {Because He really does!}

  • But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from His sanctuary; my cry to Him reached His ears. (Psalm 18:6 – NLT)
  • The Lord hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. (Psalm 34:17 – NLT)
  • Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw His unfailing love from me. (Psalm 66:20)
  • So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard me. Yes, I know You always hear and listen to Me, but I have said this on account of and for the benefit of the people standing around, so that they may believe that You did send me. (John 11:41-42- AMP)
  •  O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. (Psalm 139:1-2 – NLT)
  • And since we know He hears us when we make our requests, we also know that He will give us what we ask for. (1 John 5:15)
  • And the Angel of the Lord continued, See now, you are with child and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael (God hears), because the Lord has heard and paid attention to your affliction. (Genesis 16:11 – AMP)

If you struggle with knowing God really hears you, I totally understand. Please leave me a comment and I will be honored pray for you this week, sweet friend. J



Paige Ward said...

I know God hears me, but I struggle with will He ever answer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Julie.....just what I need...now...on way to neurologist for husband's health issues; I am in constant pain with back issue; daughter (single Mom) and grandson have many needs.
Appreciate your prayers!
Jackie S.

Anonymous said...

Julie,while reaging todays post I felt like someone realy understands where I come from Its not that I do not believe its just sometimes hard to know tht he hears mebecause I do not get the things i pray for.I am not asking for things that are for me but things for myfamily and it just doen not happen Please pray for me to open up my heart to God will and way so I will start to hear him.

Missy said...

Thanks so much for these encouraging words! I'm working on my confidence in Christ as well. I know my amazing Lord loves me, but the enemy tries to sneak doubt in there often. So thank you for the scripture to use to fight it!

Hester's Heart said...

Oh Julie,

I just had a similar discussion this morning with a lady in my Bible study. . . . oh you are so very right!

We all matter to God! Love, Hester;)

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