Psalm 6:9 – “The LORD has heard my supplication; The LORD will receive my prayer.” NKJV
There were many times in his life of David that he was under pressure, and stress or distress filled his days. God called David a man after His own heart, and I believe that one of the reasons was that David always had a heart for God. He could look around and recognize the wickedness and desire other than that. He truly desired to please God and was confident that if he turned to God, God would turn to him. Thus, the basis of this prayer and hope in the Lord is that God not only heard him but received his petition!
I believe that Scriptures like this one and the truth presented was the basis of John’s words in 1 John 5:14-15 – “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” NKJV The early Christians had a confidence in God that propelled them to achieve great things for the Kingdom and should do the same for us. It kept them steadfast amid the storms of life and gave them a deep, settled peace and assurance that God heard them, and the answer was on the way. We should have the same confidence, and as the writer of Hebrews declares in Hebrews 10:35 – “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.” NKJV
I firmly believe that God loves us so much that He carefully listens to our cries or prayers. He wants to respond to our petitions, and when he finds a heart filled with expectation and confidence in Him, He is moved with deep compassion. There is something about having the assurance that God has not only heard you but received your petition and is responding to it. You may not know when the answer is coming or even how it is coming, but in your heart, you know it is coming. There is something not only comforting about that but will embolden your spirit and quicken your resolve to continue your walk and work in Him.
Don’t look at man. You will grow despondent. Look to God, and your heart will rise above the problems of this life and soar into the presence of the Almighty. There will come a peace within your inner self that will enable you to enjoy His Grace and peace amidst the storms of life. Remember, God is on your side and always on the side of right!
May God be with you as you go through your day!