Did you know that most people don’t listen to what you say? It’s true! Studies show that people only listen enough to respond with what they want to talk about. This is why they either talk about themselves or steer the conversation in another direction. Are your prayers being heard by God? He’s paying attention, but something else may be blocking the answer.
“because the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do what is evil.”
Are Your Prayers Being Heard
Are your prayers being heard? Do you see evidence of God working through the prayer you have brought before him? Maybe those prayers aren’t being heard because your heart has unforgiven sin. There is nothing more that God wants to do than to hear our prayers and answer them the way he thinks best. If your prayers aren’t being answered, spend some time seeking his forgiveness.
Setting the Standard
So much emphasis is put on God’s grace today that his standard of holiness is overlooked. Many in the Christian world think they can do whatever they want, and it will be okay. They claim liberty and freedom in Christ, which is true, but if you are sinning, it has ramifications. If you look at Peter’s words, you notice that the Lord hears the prayers of the righteous, but he is against those who do what is evil. This isn’t a separation of those who are saved (righteous) and those who aren’t (evil). It is a separation of those who are obedient and disobedient. Are your prayers being heard?
Maybe prayers aren’t being heard because you have sins you haven’t confessed. Do you continue to live as you wish without regard for God’s Word? Do you treat God as a cosmic Santa Claus? God is long-suffering, waiting for you to repent, but He slowly turns off all the facets of his blessings until only one avenue exists, repentance. There is always one prayer that God will hear, and that is one of seeking forgiveness. If you have strayed from God, turn back to him today and seek to be restored. Repent of your sins and be renewed. It will reopen the ears of God to our prayers and draw our hearts closer to Him.