25 Days of God Listening – A Reading Plan
Loneliness is nothing new, but I sense it is becoming more and more prevalent in our society these days. Even with a house full of kids, a husband, and a cat, I feel empty. I feel this creeping sense of loneliness poke around the corner. It is pulling a seat up to the table of my heart. The fear of the future is real. The day-to-day struggle of isolation is real for so many people. The uncertainty of where we will get food and water is a new struggle for my American heart.
Maybe you have questions about this time. What events will be canceled? Will I have a job? How will I pay the bills? Will my children struggle in schooling from home? Am I enough?
Let’s be honest. During this time we have a choice. We can either hide in the questions or we can run into the light. No, the Bible does not have the answers to any of the specific questions. But it does have everything you need. It tells us this one really important truth: God is still here.
Not only is God still here. He is listening. I don’t know about you, but I struggle to pray during stressful, anxiety-filled times because I wonder if God can hear me. Does He care? Can I really be at peace during this time? My life verse has always been this one:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 (ESV)
You know this, friend. You really do know this is true. Pray. Although we are practicing social distancing, we don’t have to practice God-distancing. Send a prayer to God. His ear is always listening. A list is always good. So let’s see how many times in the Bible God is listening. Look at all of these verses I found!
25 Days of God Listening To Our Prayers Reading Plan
I John 5:14-15
I Peter 3:12
I Peter 5:7
Psalm 34:6, 15-17
Psalm 17:6 & 19:17
I Thessalonians 5:17
I Timothy 2:8
In the darkness of the days ahead, look to God in prayer. Events, weddings, church, and parties might have been canceled. But prayer is not canceled. It doesn’t matter how long since you’ve prayed. It doesn’t matter what your life looks like from the inside (or the outside). God is listening. Not only that, He is ready to step into your emotional mess of loneliness and let the light flood in.
“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid….One thing I have defied of the LORD. That will I seek; That I may dwell in the house of the LORD…He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me…wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalm 27
Sarah E. Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at sarahefrazer.com. She is the wife of Jason and mother of five who all serve as full-time missionaries in Honduras. Her passion is to encourage women to fall in love with the Bible. Sarah is the author of several Bible study resources for women. She share tools for deep-rooted Bible study at sarahefrazer.com. Follow her on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/sarah_e_frazer) and join her free prayer challenge at sarahefrazer.com/prayer