Psalm 28:6 Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.
Today it may be, dear Christian, that your heart is heavy, toppled with a burden of care and sorrow. Or perhaps yesterday that weight settled upon thee, or maybe it will be yet on the morrow. There is but only One who can lift this care and create light in the dark tunnel of uncertainty. The Lord God shall hear the voice of our supplications. Have we seen ourselves as trapped in a mountain of darkness? Then hold your course in prayer. So as it was with the young boy who took to the darkness of night to wait upon the coming train by the tracks. There he waited, patiently, even into the late hours of night. Though the train seemed as tardy or not coming at all, he was determined to board it. The need must me met, the journey must be made. So it was after a while, in the distance, a great light was seen on the horizon. Finally it had arrived, and unmistakable was that arrival; for it boasted itself vividly with a great light and the whistle of the steam engine. Even as this, so must it be with you and your prayer life. Have you taken these burdens to God and awaited His light to fill your soul? If so, why then should we so soon rise from our knees if God has not taken every pound of that dreadful weight off our shoulders? Yea rather, we must beseech our Lord until we can say as David, "He hath heard the voice of my supplications." The train has arrived, our Lord has heard our supplications. We may undoubtedly know the Lord has heard our prayer when the Spirit of God turns our heaviness into joy. When the unpleasurable feelings of our heart are swallowed by peace that passes all understanding, it is the hand of God taking the helm of our supplications. Tell me, saint, have you ever in great distress fallen to your knees and prayed until God's peace has filled your soul? Such a thing is an unmistakable evidence your burden has been lifted from your shoulders and is carried now in the hands of God. Burdens are dispersed at times from the hand of God onto His people. These burdens are to drive us, an apathetic people at times, into action: the proper action. This action is prayer, and certainly prayer is the tool that moves God into action. God does all things well! Oh, praise be to God who knows how to stir the hearts of the saints for their own bettering!