“I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”
Psalms 116:1-2 (NLT)
There are a lot of reasons to love the Lord. But one that we often take for granted is, His listening ear. The Psalmist wrote that he loved the Lord because God heard his voice and prayer for mercy. He painted a picture of God bending down to listen, like an endearing grandfather does his grandchild. How we underestimate God’s loving attention. Studies have shown that shame in a young child is often related to the lack of response from their caregiver. The child made a bid for attention and the caregiver paid no attention. The child’s conclusion is shame, “there must be something wrong with me.” Not so with God. When He hears our voice, when He bends down to hear our very whisper, how our soul responds in love. Today, spend time with God. He longs to hear your voice.
Father, thank you for being there when I pray. Thanks for Your loving attention to the needs of my heart. I love you, Lord.
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