“He shall call upon me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” (Psalm 91:15)

If you have a longing for God, He will definitely answer your prayer. He is not only One to listen to the prayer but also One to answer it.

He is not a stone or mud which cannot speak. He is with life. The prophets of Baal believed that their god will answer them and so they cut and scratched their body and were relentlessly chanting ‘Baal’, ‘Baal’ from morning to night. But they did not receive an answer from that god. But, when Elijah who worshipped the living God, stood on the altar built on Mount Carmel and made a prayer, the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice.

At that time, people shouted that God who answers through the fire is the true God. They accepted the Lord as their God. You can call up to God at any point of time. His thrones of grace and heart are ever kept opened for the sake of your prayers. He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The children of Israel cried and sighed up to God while in the agony of slavery in Egypt. God sent Moses and delivered them (Exodus 2:23). If you are in need of deliverance from the sinful habits, curses and wizardry chains, call upon to God.

The eyes of God are fixed on you just like how the eyes of a mother are fixed on her child. While the love of God is greater than that of a mother, will He leave your prayers unanswered? Has He not promised, “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24)? Today, Jesus Christ promises, holding your hands “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14).

Hannah was a barren woman and when she came to the presence of God and shed tears in the church, did God not listen to her prayers and gave Prophet Samuel as a child to her? Further, He gave five more children to her and wiped her tears. Dear children of God, call up to God tirelessly. The Scripture says, “Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6).

To meditate: “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, youwill ask what you desire and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai