PROMISES TO KEEP
It shall happen that, before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
Have you ever felt that God seemed a million miles away when you prayed? I think all of us have struggled with the feeling that our prayers seemed like they were bouncing off the ceiling at one time or another. I am not sure why we sometimes struggle with these feelings of being distant to God when we pray. Whatever the reason, it is at these times where we can exercise our faith and demonstrate that we believe God despite our perceptions (Hebrews 11:6).
Even though we go through seasons of feeling isolated and distant, the truth is that God is not distant when we pray. God is closer to us than we could possibly imagine and today’s promise from Isaiah 65:24 is an encouragement that He will answer us even before we pray! In Matthew 6:8, Jesus affirms this promise by telling His disciples that their Heavenly Father knows what they need before they even ask!
My prayer for each one of us today is that faith will rise up in our hearts when we pray to our Heavenly Father, because we know that He is fully engaged with us and is ready to answer even before we call out to Him!