Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Sunday, August 27, 2017
This is devotional thought number 65 in our devotional series, “Essentials of Faith.” Our subject is: My Privilege of Prayer
Here’s the question for consideration: Will God get tired of me if I pray a lot?
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, That the everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; And to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary; And they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28–31).
He Can Hear You, You Know
I need to tell you something special about your heavenly Father: He loves to hear your voice. He loves to hear you express yourself even when what you’re saying does not make sense. He’s so good that He listens to your prayers even though He already knows exactly what you’re going to say before you do. As if that were not wonderful enough, He loves to speak back to you.
I love how Isaiah talks about God. He says God is everlasting! In our context, that means there is no problem, trial, difficulty, or pain in your life with which He is unacquainted. He was present when the enemy thought to do evil to you. He measured each problem and equipped you to handle it before He allowed it to challenge your faith. He is your ever present help, in trouble. Isaiah says that God is our all-powerful Creator who never runs out of energy and knows everything at all times. Not only that, He shares His strength with you so you can win in any situation life throws at you if you keep the faith.
Bring It On!
If you serve a God like this, doesn’t it just make sense that He welcomes you to share all of your thoughts, burdens, joys, plans, visions for the future, concerns, fears, and what makes you happy? You cannot weary God. You cannot burden God. He is always ready to listen to your sincere prayers. He is always ready to speak to you in nature, providence, through Spirit-led conscience, and His Word. By all means, pray often. By all means, listen eagerly for God’s response.