Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Let That Be Enough

"...have you not cause to say, 'I love the Lord, because He hath heard the voice of my supplication.'?... He has heard you in the day of trouble, has strengthened you, and helped you, even when you dishonoured Him by trembling and doubting at the mercy-seat. Remember this, and let it fill your heart with gratitude to God, who has thus graciously heard your poor weak prayers." ~ Charles Spurgeon, the morning of Feb. 6 from Morning and Evening

Reading this today reminded me of a very special part of prayer that I often forget in my desire for answers--the believer's prayers are heard by the God and King of the universe always. Even when we do not get the answers for which we look, He never turns a blind eye or deaf ear. He always listens and perhaps says, "Wait, my child," and when, in our anxiousness, we say, "But, Father!" He patiently responds, "Wait, my child." That is never the response I want but it is no less valid or loving. The very fact that our heavenly Father--the God and King of the universe--is available at all hours and hears us is incredible. Imagine how you would feel if the President (whether you like him or not) was always at the ready to hear you. Just the fact that he listens and wants to hear from us would be an honor, regardless of his response. How much more true is that of our heavenly Father? He is the King of the universe; I am a pion and unimportant even by human standards (not to mention cosmic standards). He is the holy God; I am a sinful, selfish creature. Yet, He wants me to come to Him and wants to listen. That alone, regardless of the answer, is amazing. I am not a big fan of Switchfoot in general (not that I have anything against them; I just do not care for most of their music), but I like the chorus to "Let That Be Enough":
Let me know that You hear me
Let me know Your touch
Let me know that You love me
And let that be enough
Let that be enough, Father.

By His Grace,

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