October 1, 2014

The One Who Hears Us

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Come and hear, all you who fear God,
And I will declare what He has done for my soul.
I cried to Him with my mouth,
And He was extolled with my tongue.
If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God,
Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!
Psalms 66:16-20

The kids are sitting in front of the tv…I call their names several times…nothing. A glaze covers their eyes.
I’m talking to my husband…no response…I look over and find him engrossed in his computer.
The lady at Walmart is blocking the aisle…she turns to the side and I see her phone to her ear…she doesn’t hear the “excuse me’s” being directed to her.

So many times during the day, there are instances of not being listened to—not out of being ignored—but because we, as people, find it hard to focus on more than one thing at a time and we get tunnel vision.
Through all of this noise and busyness, and not being heard by so many, I know that there is One Who hears me. One Who listens to me whenever I call, and wherever I may be, and wherever I need Him. “God has heard me” (verse 19). How great is it to know that with everything going on around us and all of the busyness, He hears me…and He hears you. “He has attended to the voice of my prayer” and He “has not turned away my prayer.” We don’t have to repeat ourselves, we don’t have to raise our voices. He is ready to listen when we are ready to talk, and He even listens to our hearts when we can’t find the words to say. So yes, “Blessed be God!” Blessed be the One Who listens to us when it feels as if no one else is. Blessed be the One Who hears us when we need to be heard.

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Let’s Pray: Thank You, Father, for being the One Who listens, for hearing our voices despite of all the noise surrounding us, for attending to our prayers and for not turning away from us when we need to be heard. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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About Tonya Ellison

Tonya Ellison — Blog Contributor
Tonya comes to us from Rio Rancho, New Mexico where she lives with her four favorite people, three kids ages 4, 6, and 9, and her husband of seven years, Jamel. Her hobbies include writing and reading, crocheting, and spending time with her family. She earned her BS in Human Services/Management and works as a Bereavement Counselor.

Comments

  1. Thank you, Tonya. It so true that it seems like we are tuned out by the world. But our Heavenly Father is always listening, always waiting to converse with us. He will always be there ready and willing to hear our hearts cries. He is always ready to rejoice with us; to wipe our tear; to give comfort and wisdom if we only ask. What a great reminder? People will let us down but God will lift us up. Amen and Praise Your Holy Name, Yahweh.

  2. He HAS, He DOES, He WILL…thanks for the reminders, tonya <3

  3. Clella Fox says:

    Tonya, thank you for this beautiful message today. Blessed be God Who hears our prayers and has mercy on us!

  4. Tonya Ellison says:

    Good morning ladies! Thank God for His constant presence and for His ever listening ear. Have a beautiful day! ♥

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