God Will Listen

Author: Golda Dilema — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: November 21, 2021

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God Will Listen

There was a time when there was no rain in Israel for three years. God did this because King Ahab and Israel had acted wickedly. So God sent the prophet Elijah to say there would be no rain or even dew for a long time. Because of the drought, food was scarce. Life was hard. But God had a plan to heal the land, and He guided Elijah in what to do. Elijah prayed for rain to come. God listened, and He sent rain just as He had promised (1 Kings 18:1, 41-46). Like the Israelites, we may encounter difficulties because of our sin or simply because we live in a fallen world. Yet the same God Elijah prayed to is the God we can pray to today! Like Elijah, we can listen to God, pray to Him, and make our requests known to Him (Philippians 4:6-7). You can tell God your needs and desires. He will listen to you. Speak to God about your longings and dreams. Tell Him your goals and plans. Thank Him for the good things happening to you and the blessings He gives you. Talk to Him about your concerns, worries, and fears. He always listens to you because you are His child. He is not just your God, He is also your Father. If you’ve put your trust in Jesus, you have been adopted into God’s family! Because Jesus’s death and resurrection made it possible for us to be in relationship with God, we can come to Him confidently and receive what we need (Hebrews 4:14-16). When you can’t find the right words to say, don’t shy away from talking to God, because He listens to what your heart is saying as well (Romans 8:26-27). Each day, all day long, He is always eager to listen to you. Be assured He will respond according to His love for you and in His perfect timing. • Golda Dilema • Do you sometimes have difficulty talking to God? Do you find it hard to express to him what is in your heart and mind? How might Romans 8:26-27 give you comfort? • If it’s true God is always eager for us to talk to Him, how could this affect the way we pray? This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)


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1 John 5:14-1 John 5:15; 1Kgs:16:29-1Kgs:16:34; 1Kgs:17:1; 1Kgs:18; James 5:13-James 5:18