The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. Psalm 145:18
God’s silence might sometimes feel heavy to us. He might not immediately answer our petitions or provide us with the guidance we desire. However, this does not imply that He did not hear or answer our prayer. Even when the response is no, God still answers petitions. Because God desires what is best for us, there are occasions when we don’t get what we want.
King David, the author of many of our beloved psalms, described how he felt abandoned when God did not answer him quickly or like he wished God would have. However, if we look at the pattern of his sorrow, he usually begins the psalm feeling as though God is not listening to him or has abandoned him; by the time he gets to the end, he is thanking God for His goodness and faithfulness! King David knew that his feelings were momentary, but God’s promise is eternal.
While feelings are strong and vital, we don’t have to rely on them to lead us. God is always with us, even though we may feel as though He is far away. We need to reflect on these promises from God when tempted to trust our emotions rather than what is factual or true. Reality is not determined by our feelings but rather by what the Bible says.
When we call on God in truth, He always answers and is close to us.
Jesus declared, “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age,” in Matthew 28:20.
Today serves as a reminder that we can ALWAYS rely on God to be by our side in all circumstances and situations.