I had to write an email to a corporate institution this week and was pleasantly surprised to immediately receive an 'acknowledgement' email in return. That in itself was not amazing, but what did surprise me was that the email stated:
- I had made contact with the right department
- They were experiencing a high volume of queries
- They would get back to me asap
Somehow their email made we feel 'at peace' - almost as if I had been helped already or that my query would be dealt with soon. Strange, but true!
And then I thought to myself - what if God could do that with my prayers? We could pray and God could get one of his angels to send us an email stating:
1. We have sent our request to the right department
2. God was experiencing a high volume of requests
3. He would get back to me asap
Wouldn't that make us feel more at peace? I could probably carry on without bombarding God with more requests if I just knew that he had heard me the first time.
Or is it just me?
And then I read these words, which put me straight:
Psalm 6:9 - The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.
Psalm 40:1 - I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Living in Grace