The Need for God’s Answer to Prayer

In Psalm 28 David begins by pleading with God to hear his prayers. Here is what he writes: To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock: Do not be silent to me, Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications When I cry to You, When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary. What I want us to focus on this morning is the intensity of the need that David expresses. David “needs” God to communicate with him. He writes that if God is silent to him he would feel like those who “go down to the pit”…which is not the place anyone wants to be. Ask yourself a very simple but challenging question, “Do you need God to talk to you?” If you are a person who prays very little then the answer to that question is “no” which begs the follow up question, “Why?” David seems to understand that God’s communication is essential to his quality of life. The same is true for you and me. We need to hear from God. We can go through life without God’s voice…I’m pretty convinced that most people on planet earth do that…but what are they missing…what are we missing? Near the end of the psalm David writes this: Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. I hope that we can write the same thing. If you can’t, begin to pray these psalms back to God each day. Give Him 15-30 minutes to answer you each day. You won’t regret the privilege and benefit of God communicating with you.


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