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He Really Does Listen

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Psalm 116:1
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.

O-bservation:

I love the words of the Psalmist in this verse. It’s so simple and so true. The writer simply says, “I love the Lord. For he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy” I’m not sure what kind of challenge David was facing, but he simply says, “The Lord heard my cry for mercy.” In the previous chapter, David talked about people who personally build gods from gold and silver that cannot see, hear, move, feel, smell, or walk. Now in this chapter, David says of our God, when we pray, “He Really Does Listen.”

A-pplication:

How many times have you just fallen on your bed, or the floor, or knelt at your couch, or cupped your face in your hands with your elbows on the kitchen table and said while weeping, “Oh God I need you right now?” How many times? I personally can’t count the times. There have been so many times in these almost seven decades of living that I didn’t think I could take another step, and my God heard me! He heard my cry for mercy. I can tell you, as a boy growing up, there were times I’d hear my father praying in his bedroom or in his office, “Oh Lord please have mercy on me!” I’ve only copied my father’s prayers through the years. But now we know that dad was copying King David’s prayer. And just like God listened to David and answered the king, He will answer your prayer today. Because “He Really Does Listen!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I may not be, but almost every day I have the feeling that I’m in trouble again. So whether I am or whether I’m not, I’m going to go ahead and pray it again! Oh God, have mercy on me. I don’t know much, but I do know this. You really do listen. Amen

 

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