Written By: Luisa Parish
It was only for like 2 minutes, but still, it was enough to get my heart racing and sheer panic to well up inside. It was one of those moments when my children decided to tag team me when we were at an outing at the local science center. My son took off in one direction and my daughter in the other. She was close to my friend so I shouted something unintelligible over my shoulder to her and ran after my son. My friend didn’t hear my and by the time I got back Annie was gone.
I started to panic and was franticly calling her name and asking anyone who passed me to look out for a brown haired little girl wearing a green dress and black tights!! With my son on my hip I am running up and downs stairs, through groups of people shouting her name. Tears are welling up as section by section she is nowhere to be found.
As I was coming around the corner and heading towards the k-nex car building center I finally saw her. In the middle of a crowd of people watching the cars race around and around. I called her name still nothing!
Doesn’t she hear me? Isn’t she scared? Finally I get close enough and call her one more time and she looked up and said ‘Oh Hi momma, come and see!”
Seriously??? I was scared out of my mind and here she was calm and simply enjoying the race. Sometimes I feel the same way about God. When I go through a particularly hard time in life I frantically shout out to Him ‘God where are you?? Do you even hear me? Do you even care?’
As I started this bible study, one of the major themes that stood out to me right off the bat was the fact that God does indeed hear us. Starting in the Psalms I have found multiple verses that support that
Psalm 3:4 (ESV) “I cried aloud to the Lord, and He answered me from his Holy hill.”
Psalm 4:3 (ESV) “But know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.”
Psalm 5:3 (ESV) “O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;”
Want more proof?? Check out…
Psalm 6:8-9, Psalm 34:4,6,15.17; 116:1-2; 120:1
He hears you when you call! The bible tells me so! ( you’re totally singing the Sunday school song right now) If you are following along and making a notebook you can write the scriptures out under the title My God Hears! (For more info on the notebook see my previous post or pick up a copy of What Do I Know About my God by Mardi Collier)
My daughter wasn’t scared! She knew where she was, had been there many times before, she knew what she was doing and she knew I was close by! There was no need to worry.
God is so much greater then my 3 year old. He knows where you are, He knows what He is doing. He Hears you! We know that to be true because the scriptures tell us so. Sometimes we just have to get closer to hear him!
Until Next Time,