Friday, January 7, 2011

He hears us

Do you ever feel like God just doesn't hear you? Like He's sleeping, you cry and cry out to Him but nothing happens...

Of course we know God never sleeps, but oh is it so hard to wait! I get so impatient as I've mentioned before. When I pray for something, I mean really pray with passion and I don't see results I start thinking maybe He didn't hear me or maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe He's mad at me.

My son was sick last weekend, he woke up with a temp of 103.8 one night. I was desperate, I was tired and I was scared. I layed my hands on my baby and prayed for him with passion that came from my toes.

I begged God to heal him, for the temp to go away, for the sickness to go away...I think my heart was expecting a miracle, well I know it was..but God had other plans..

I texted some friends and asked them to pray, I thought maybe if several people were praying that God would surely notice. I know God noticed my prayer and He loves my little boy and I even more than I can imagine. I know He heard me.

And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well. The Lord will raise him up.
James 3:15

The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. Psalm 6:9

God did heal my baby, the next day his temp went down and we all got some relief. He stopped throwing up and it was a good day.

My point to this story is I had a God spanking later on..I need to realize without a doubt in my heart that God hears me, but I also shouldn't get so down on myself when He doesn't answer right away. It's His timing not mine. Sometimes we have to wait.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12


Allison Morrison said...

And isn't waiting so hard? I like to see immediate results, but that is usually not His way!
Glad your baby is better :-)

Alida said...

oh I still do not enjoying waiting... or God spankings!

So glad that your son is feeling better!

Jenifer said...

Waiting on God can be hard! But we can be confident that He does hear us. Thank you for this post.

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

It's so difficult sometimes to realize that God's not on our timetable, but we're certainly on His.

I'm very glad to hear your son is doing better Mandy!

Have a Blessed Day!

Lisa said...

Waiting can be so hard. We live in a world of instant gratification. But waiting is part of the trusting process. We can believe that God always hears us and that His timing is best.

Heidi said...

And what a perfect lesson you learned... one that we all have to learn over and over my friend :) So glad your son is feeling better now!