Psalm 130:2 “Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.”
Have you ever been in a season of prayer when you felt your prayers were just bouncing off the ceiling? You want to scream, “God, are you listening to me?” But you don’t. You plug along in your prayers. Then one day – Eureka! You almost feel the heavens open and feel the power of God break through. What happened? God happened!
God is ALWAYS listening. He never stops listening. He is always attentive to His children. Sometimes, however, He needs us to just pray and wait, pray and wait, pray and wait. Why? To allow us to trust Him. If God instantly satisfied every prayer we lifted to heaven, we would not learn to truly depend on Him. We would expect Him to do whatever we ask. And that is NOT how God works.
The next time little Elrod or Gertrude asks you for the 150th time a question, use this verse. Explain to them that you heard them the first time. As a parent, you can’t always give them the answer they want. “Mom, can I have cookies for breakfast?” “Dad, can I shave the cat?” You need to teach them to ask for the right things in the right way.
The problem so many parents have today is they cannot say “no” to their child. It doesn’t matter how bizarre the request, the parents give in. They don’t want to make Susie sad. They don’t want to disappoint Leroy. Give it up Mom and Dad! That is NOT teaching your child truth.