God Hears You!

Have you ever felt like God didn’t hear you?

A few years ago my wife and I sensed that after fifteen years of action packed student ministry, God was calling us to the next phase of ministry for our lives. The only problem was, we did not know what God was calling us to do.

Katie and I said a prayer in our kitchen asking the Lord for direction and for God to open up a door of ministry opportunity for us. At that moment a passage of scripture came to mind where Jesus said,  

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

So, we asked! Within 45 minutes of concluding our prayer a friend of mine from Bible college  who I had not spoken to in eight years, sent me a text message. He said, “a ministry positioned has opened up at our church and I wanted to ask if you would be willing to upload your resume to our website?” I thought oh my goodness! Did I accidentally pocket dial my friend? How did he hear our prayer? Because I love watching movies, in particular, spy movies. I guess the movie buff in me took this to the extreme and I remember looking up at my ceiling to see if there were any surveillance cameras watching me. I was just blown away by the ability of God to be able to not only hear our prayers but to respond so quickly to our request. Then I thought, can God really hear us like that?!

Of course, I immediately showed my wife the text message. We celebrated the fact that God answered our prayers so quickly. It was unbelievable! Family, the words of our Lord are so true in Matthew 7:7-8, Ask and it will be given to you… “

I don’t know exactly what you are going through, what challenges you may be facing, or what you are asking God for but, I want to encourage you, God hears you. Not only that, but God is able! He is able to answer your prayers, and He cares for you. Even when it doesn’t seem like He’s listening, He heard you!

Do not miss Sunday when we take a look at the Names Of God. See you online at 8:45 and 10:45 am!

Keith Barreto
Wake Forest Campus Pastor

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