Psalms 102:17 – (The Lord) will respond to the prayer of the destitute; He will not despise their plea. God’s people usually do not have any deep ties in this world. The world finds them as people who live a separated life and do not involve in the vanity of the world. Their principles, goals and focus in life are very different from the people of the world. They are often looked down upon by the people of the world as destitute who are all alone in their struggles in life. The ways of the children of God often keep them away from friendship with the world and the world treat them as strange people who are out of focus with the world. They do not get any support from the world and are even deprived of any thing that might be theirs. These are the struggles of the people of God and as they live like destitute in the eyes of the people of the world, they continue to speak to their Father who is in Heaven. Their Father always listens to them. All their pleas and pains are heard and seen by the Lord whose eyes are everywhere and His ears are always open to the cries of His children. They know how to pray and then wait for His answers at His time for sure. Their Lord gives them supernatural grace to wait patiently for His time to come with His answers. In the meanwhile, they tarry in hope and keep placing their pleas in the presence of the Lord. His presence is the highest appeal court in this whole universe and once our pleas are placed there, we can rest our case because we know for sure that the Lord would never despise our petitions no matter how foolish they are. If we ask amiss, the Lord will give us the wisdom to understand the folly in our appeals, and if His time has not come, He will give us the patience through His Spirit to wait for His perfect time.
Dear friend, the world might look at you as a destitute, but you are the child of the benevolent God of grace. He allowed you to be born into His family. He bestows upon you all the grace, love and mercy which flow out of His presence towards you. The world will not understand this because they do not have the help of the Spirit to digest what goes on in the lives of God’s children. But we know that we have a Father in Heaven who will never leave us nor forsake us. He will not despise us because we go to Him with a broken and contrite spirit full of repentance and humility. He will answer us, but it will have to be at His terms and schedule and not at our time frame. This is because He knows what time is best for you to get His answers from a futuristic perspective. Perhaps you have been praying about some of your struggles and deepest needs throughout the past year, but might find that He has not answered you yet. Perhaps you might wonder if He will answer you at least on the last day of the year. But if He doesn’t, please know that He is working on it and in His time frame. Perhaps it is not time yet to answer you, but he has heard your pleas and seen your tears. He knows how burdened your heart is, and will strengthen you with His capacity to wait for His time. He will pour out abundance of patience and make you tarry into the New Year with renewed hope. There will be newer grace and mercy throughout the New Year. Perhaps His time will come in the New Year, but He alone knows about it. He has planned it all well. His program for your struggles will blossom in the New Year, and that too will be for His glory and your good. You are not destitute, but the precious child of the most benevolent Father in Heaven who is willing and able to handle your difficult situation in a way that no eyes have seen or any ears heard. Let us today thank the Lord for the answers to our prayers in the year past and also for those pleas for which there was no answer. Let us also wait for His mighty acts on our behalf throughout the New Year in His will.Isaiah 65:24 – Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. Thought for Today
There is a divine guarantee that our prayers will be heard and answered irrespective of time, place or subject.