12 Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.
(Daniel 10:12 ESV)
There are days when we feel like we are fighting this battle alone. We cry out to God yet answers to prayers has been hard to chase. Sometimes, we think that God is not listening to our pleas. Was there a time that God did not hear our prayers?
Sin disrupts our communication with God. Because of our wicked works and filthy motives, some prayers has been left unanswered. However, if like David we had set our hearts to understand and humbled ourselves before God, certainly our prayers and pleas were all heard. The thing that makes it seem like it was not answered is because of God’s perfect timing. We want answers in an instant. Yet God wants to deliver blessings at the right time.
The verse above says fear not for your words have been heard. God’s trunk line is always open and never busy. We need not doubt if our prayers have been heard or not. If we are doing our part of obeying His words and pleasing Him, above all else, we could expect Him to give the desires of our heart. Pray without ceasing and one day it will be granted. Quitters will never reach what they want to have while those who wait patiently are those who will receive much more than what they had ask for. Remember that with Jesus, the best is yet to come.
On the other hand, if our prayers had not been answered, be thankful still. God knows what He is doing. Sometimes, unanswered prayers are God’s gifts.