He Will Certainly Hear
Every day during Advent 2020, we are sharing a short encouragement based around a promise in the Bible that God makes to His people. By faith, we can take hold of them to reflect on and present back to God in prayer; lifting our eyes to the hope of this season and drawing us close to the One who draws near to us.
Micah 7:7 — As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.
One of our deepest fears is the thought that nobody hears and understands us. It’s a belief that takes root deep in our subconscious and gives rise to all kinds of confusion, division, and injustice in both our personal lives and society at large. If we let it, it will drain the confidence and joy out of our friendship with others and our relationship with God. Examine your heart today; is there any trace of that in your life? If so, take hold of this promise, and allow God to meet with you and drive it out. This is His word to you:
- Because God is a living God, He can hear us.
- Because He is a loving God, He will hear us.
- Because He is our covenant God, He has committed Himself to hear us.
Don’t worry if your prayers seem feeble, stammering, or inarticulate. Jesus knows you. Don’t worry if you can’t even manage words at all; rest in another promise: “the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans” (Romans 8:26). Jesus understands you. Don’t worry whether you come in joy and celebration or in sorrow or grief. Jesus welcomes you. Don’t worry whether you are coming for the first time or the thousandth. Jesus rushes to meet you. The one who descended from heaven, who entered into our very being through His incarnation, taking on our flesh and bearing all that we are, yet wholly without sin, hears and understands, because He has been in our place.
Today and every day during this advent season, come to Him and claim Him again as “my God”, and continue in prayer until you can say with confidence “my God will certainly hear me”. Know that you are known, and take that as your foundation and promise today as you seek Him again.