But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
It is evident from the above Scripture, that we serve a God who is eternally committed to hear when the godly calls on Him. David in his distress remembered that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for Himself. He was so confident that God would hear and answer him when he calls. In other words, David knew he occupied a special place in the heart of God to provoke an answer to his prayer. It is written in 1 Peter 3:12 “For the eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:…….” The righteous or godly has the right to pray and expect answers; it’s part of our heritage in Christ. Knowing this, prayer should be for every Christian, moments of fellowship and expectation. We can understand and have pleasure in the honorable and glorious works of our covenant-keeping God who hear us and provide, protect, preserve and adequately plans for the wellbeing of His children. Therefore, irrespective of what the godly are faced with, God’s Word is everlasting and it must come to pass.
The God we serve is an unchanging God in changing times. Although times and people change situations change, our God and His Word can never change(Malachi 3:6). He is Ancient but not aged. He is not more powerful yesterday than He is today. That is why we are not permitted to be consumed, or be a victim of casualties. God still remain our Fortress, a Strong Tower, our Shield, a Rock of Defense, a Shade of Protection, and a Shelter in times of storm. He is Mighty to deliver and save, the Mighty Man in battle and the Lord of hosts. God always rules in the affairs of men to save His anointed with the saving strength of His Right Hand from calamity when we call on Him. James 5:16 says “…………………… The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].” As the apple of God’s Eye, our prayers are dynamic and carries tremendous power to accomplish much because God always make them very effective. So, instead of despairing, we can remind ourselves of the love we freely receive from our Father. Know that as believers, we are set apart in a special way, as dear to God as His own Son to hear us when we call on Him.
Beloved, it doesn’t matter the magnitude of the problems confronting you, just believe that He is never late because He has heard your call. He will stand by you during all the attacks of the enemies. It is only the Almighty God who can save you, He saves not once or twice, but all the time. He is the only Deliverer from the forces of darkness, the One by whose Name every knee must bow. For this purpose, approach the throne of prayers with full assurance of faith and a pure conscience because prayers are answered on the platform of faith. Believe that you have come to the prayer answering God to take delivery of your desires. Are you defenseless, afflicted, troubled, anxious, insulted, worried or helpless? Today, don’t bear any needless pain, take all to the Lord in prayer for in His Arms He’ll save and shield you. In Him you will find solace there! Keep praying, knowing you’ll surely receive answers. Keep filling the clouds with your heartfelt prayers and you will surely testify, your expectations will never be cut short for He is a prayer answering God.
O Lord, I receive the grace for godly living and to serve You above all else, help me to continually stay in prayer in Jesus’ Name.