God Listens To You & GraceFull Tuesday Link-Up

God Listens To You

“So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.” (Matthew 20:32-34)

I find that in the busy seasons of life, I easily forget to ask. Well, that is not completely true. I ask of our Lord — but the small things. But those great, huge, bigger-than-life things? They won’t always get asked as I live only to make it to the next minute.

What I love about our Lord is that He has a listening heart. All our worries and fears, requests and dreams — He hears them. Because God listens to us. Whatever it is that you have on your heart. Those big dreams, those miniature hopes. They all matter to Him. He listens to you, whether you realize it or not. And He cares for you, so much.

“’For every one that asketh receiveth.’ This does not mean you will not get if you do not ask (cf. Matt. 5:45), but until you get to the point of asking you won’t receive from God.” (Oswald Chambers)

So let’s pour out our hearts to Him today, friend. Tell Him about all that weighs on your heart. Tell Him all those dreams and hopes, hurts and sorrows — knowing that God listens to you. And then watch as His grace pours down like rain, touching your heart and mine.

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24 Comments

  1. What a beautiful (and needed) encouragement today! I forget that He listens. He is a listener. He doesn’t merely put up with me the way I sometimes do after endless minutes of my child telling me details of something. He listens fully, attentively, eagerly!

    1. Thank you, Rebecca! And that is such a wonderful example of how God is so different from us — thankfully so! God bless you, friend!

      1. Thank you for letting me know, Michele! This was mentioned once before and I thought I had fixed it but clearly it wasn’t a lasting fix. I’ll take the badge down until I can figure it out!

  2. I love this truth for today. So often we just try to get through the day on our own, forgetting that we can speak to the God who made all things. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. I’m right there with you, Emily. It happens quite often that I just push through the day, forgetting that I can pour out everything — the good and the bad — to the One who made it all. Thank you for visiting here again, friend! God bless you!

  3. Thank you Ronja,
    Pouring my heart out to the Lord, is something I do regularly! But you are correct we often leave out or hold back on something…at times not even realizing it!
    Jennifer

    1. That is so great that you are regularly pouring your heart out to the Lord, Jennifer! It is good for our souls when we do that. 🙂 God bless you!

    1. So true! I’m so thankful that God hears our hearts even when we don’t speak the words aloud. God bless you, Laurie!

  4. Hi, Ronja! Thank you so much for hosing the link up. I really needed this post today. I’ve gotten so busy lately trying to rescue my family from a tough financial situation. I forget to stop and take time to ask my Heavenly Father for help or even just for a listening ear. He listens. He cares. He knows. He embraces and gives peace. Bless you, Ronja. Thanks for allowing God to use you to bless me today!

    1. Praise the Lord! I’m so glad the Lord used this to bless you, Amanda. Thank you for visiting here, too. God bless you!

  5. While the day to day little things are important, it is easy to get lost in all that and forget the big things, isn’t it! Thanks for that reminder that God cares and hears all our prayers. Thanks for hosting!

    1. Yes! I wonder how it can be so easy to forget to share the big things with the Lord… Thank you for visiting here, Donna! God bless you!