The definition of "pray" is to make devout praise, thanks, petition, and offering to God. Prayer is something that so many of us do. In fear of a test, in blessing for food, for safety, for healing, for praise. How often do we really soak in the fact that God truly hears our prayers?
Psalm 3:3-5 - But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the LORD sustained me.
We can find such great comfort in this verse. With great confidence we can know that the Lord hears us. We cry out to the Lord and he answers. He hears. How amazing is it to think that the God of all creation hears me and cares about what I have to say to him. No matter what we may be faced with, we can know that God hears our cries and he is powerful enough to protect us and to sustain us. To sustain something is to hold it up, to keep it going, to provide. God holds up and helps us keep going when we have absolutely nothing left. He is our strength and we can find rest in knowing that he hears and that he will lift us up.
Having confidence that God hears you can radically change your prayer life. Pray with a joy of knowing that God is listening to your prayers. Rest in the fact of knowing that he hears you. In the midst of those days when you feel like you can’t go on, cry out to the Lord and trust in the fact that he will lift you up and keep you going.