Do you remember when a phone company had a catchy slogan? The phrase “Can you hear me now?” quickly became a phenomenon. In our family we used the line to joke with those who were a little harder of hearing. Being hard of hearing is no joke, but our family members took our kidding in stride. Hearing loss is no joke when we begin to feel that our prayers are not reaching the ear of God, getting through or reaching above our ceilings. How easy it is to ask God if He really has heard our prayers.
I have been having praying about and for some heavy issues lately. I want to know His answer regarding this particular situation. Instead of giving me the answer He gave me a reminder. “You will pray to me and I will hear you” (Job 22:27). Although the waiting is hard and the answer has not yet arrived, I know He has heard my cries. He hears me and He hears you, too. Just because I am not hearing the way things will turn out doesn’t mean my requests have not been heard.
God hears. He knows. He will answer.
Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice. Psalm 55:17
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them. Psalm 145:19
The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. Proverbs 15:29
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.