Thou Hast Heard

I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.  Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.  Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not.  O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed my life.

Lamentations 3:55-58

I am encouraged by the prophet’s declarations in verses 55 and 56: “I called…” and “Thou hast heard…”  I am encouraged by the fact that, even though Jeremiah was in the dungeon, the Lord was with him.  We may not find ourselves in a literal dungeon as Jeremiah did, but we will sometimes find ourselves in a metaphorical dungeon.  Jeremiah relates the horrors of being in the dungeon in the previous two verses:

“They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.  Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.” (Lamentations 3:53-54)

Jeremiah was at the end of his rope.  He was in a situation where no one around him cared for or about him.  In fact, he was in a situation in which everyone around hated him, rejected his message, and threw him in a dungeon.  It is doubtful that any of us will ever experience anything this frightening.  But the principle remains the same.  When Jeremiah called unto Him, He heard.  And when we call unto Him, He hears.

What a blessing and privilege it is to serve a God who hears and answers prayer!

 

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    “What a blessing and privilege it is to serve a God who hears and answers prayer! ”

    Indeed!! Thankful for the opportunity to pray to a living God who hears and answers. Sometimes I feel like I am in Jeremiah’s dungeon but it’s good to know that he hears even from those depths.

    ” Psalm 3:3-5 “But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. ”

    “When Jeremiah called unto Him, He heard. And when we call unto Him, He hears.”
    He hears. He answers. Blessed be the name of the Lord!

    Blessings,
    ann

    Scripture taken from the New Century Version. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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    • It’s such an amazing thing to think that the God who created everything hears me when I pray. I am so thankful for that! He does hear. He does answer. Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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  2. Thank you so much Ben, You’ve once again been His voice to me. God bless you and encourage you today!

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