God hears your prayers. Whatever you ask for, you shall receive as it is said in the Bible. However, do you wonder if God is answering your prayer? Does it seem like He is but, can’t tell if that’s Him or a coincidence?
When I had accepted Christ at 19, everything about being a Christian was new to me. It felt like I was going through grade school to know what it was like to live a Christian life. All my life I was raised as a Catholic up until I was 16 where I decided to stop going to church because honestly, I didn’t feel anything.
However, I have always believed in prayer. No matter what I went through, I have always sent a prayer up to God, hoping He heard it. For those of you who wonder if God hears your prayers, He does!
In one of the Psalms, David cries out for help. In his prayer, he says:
The Lord has heard my plea for help; The Lord accepts my prayers (Ps 6:9)
So yes, God does hear your prayers but He also accepts them. He doesn’t put them on a waiting list to be reviewed or throw it in the garbage as junk mail. He accepts them and listens to them.
Many of us wonder if God hears our prayers but that’s not really the main concern. The main concern is whether or not God will answer or confirm our prayers.
The first time I heard confirmation was when I was in Catholic Sunday School. I did my confirmation but, I never understood what it meant until I had accepted Christ.
Confirmations are ways God answers our prayers.
When I pray for something I always ask God to confirm it because I want to solely base my decision on Him and on His will. Whenever we pray for something, we should pray that it will be for His will. He will send His Holy Spirit to guide us and let us know that it is truly from Him.
So I like to share with you some ways God answers or confirms your prayers. Along with each way, I will share some personal experiences of how God answered my prayers.
God can answer our prayers in our dreams. Joseph was always known as the dreamer boy in the book of Genesis. He dreamt that all the stars were bowing down to one star and he interpreted it as his family bowing down to him. His family, especially his brothers, didn’t believe him and had sold him into slavery. Well, Joseph did become king and his brothers were bowing down to him.
When J and I were dating, I had always prayed to God and asked if he was the one that He put aside for me to marry. I’ve been in bad relationships before so I didn’t want to waste any time in another if it wasn’t what God wanted.
Well, the night before J had proposed, I had dreamt that J was proposing to me in a church. When I had woke up that morning, I had asked my mother if J was going to propose and she looked at me like I was crazy. J had picked me up for church and on the way I had asked him if he was going to propose, he gave me this look like I was crazy.
Surprisingly, in the middle of service, I see J walk up the to the altar and was given the microphone to speak. Little did I know that my family was in the church in the back waiting to see my proposal. J called me up to the altar and asked for my hand in marriage.
I had already known J was going to propose. No one told me but God himself. Till this day, my husband can’t believe God spilled the beans! Lol
Through His Word
Ever needed an answer right away to something? For me, I usually look it up in Google and can see the top articles that will answer any questions I may have.
But what about questions like testing your faith? Or on strength? Or on anything that hinders our walk in Jesus? I’m sure Google can direct you to passages in the Bible but, I’ve been there and it’s usually not what I’m looking for.
Sometimes, we need to directly get the answer from God and that will be through His word. One thing I like to do is pray for the situation that is bothering my heart and with my eyes closed, I open to the page that my faith directs me to. Most of the time, I get my answer directly from the chapters I read. Sometimes, it may be the first sentence but, in other times I may need to read the whole page.
God confirms your prayers directly through His word. There’s nothing more pleasing than being able to go back to your Bible and find all the answers in there. I’ve done this on multiple occasions and not once has God failed me.
The book of Psalms is filled with prayers and songs of worship. Nowadays, songs come in all forms of genre. In the Christian genre, there’s worship, contemporary, rock, gospel, and many others. Ever turn on your favorite Christian radio station and hear the verse of the day? Did it surprise you that the verse answered one of your prayers?
That is God’s way confirming your prayer! Or how about through a song? I remember before I had started all this blogging stuff, I had prayed day after day if this is what God wanted me to do. Everyone has their own way of spreading the Gospel, so I had believed that this is what God wanted me to do. It took a lot of patience and prayer but, God made it clear to me through a song. “This is my Desire” by Jeremy Camp came on my iPod as I was driving and tears were streaming down my face because I knew that God wanted me to blog to spread the Gospel.
It was a beautiful moment I had with God and even till this day I listen to that song to remind myself that God called me to blogging to spread His word.
Has God called you to spread the Gospel through blogging? Are wondering if you’ll be good enough? Check out this post why you will be good enough!
Through His People
In the Old Testament, we read about angels approaching the people and speak of prophecies that will happen. An angel came to Sarah and told her she will bear a son and name him Issac. An angel came to Abraham when he was about to sacrifice Issac on the rock and told him the Lord has found him faithful.
Today, God sends His people to confirm prayers. You may have had a brother or sister in Christ come up to you out of the blue and say something that may be the answer to your prayer. You may never have spoken a word to that brother or sister in Christ or explain to them the situation and yet, God uses them to confirm your prayer.
Sometimes, God may use a random stranger. Strangers are His people too. Everyone created on this earth are His people. Every single one of them, He created them in His likeness. Not everyone may be a Christ follower in your eyes, but God may have something special with them and uses them for His advantage.
For nearly 2 years, I had walked away from church. I had walked away from God. In those 2 years, God sends me 3 random people to remind me that He still loves me no matter how far I was. They barely knew me nor my situation but, every single one came up and told me that God still loves me. It’s moments like that helped me realized God is always near.
Whatever you ask in prayer, you shall receive (Mt 7:7) God is always faithful and whatever you ask of Him, He will answer you in a special way.
There are times where we need God to confirm something yet, sometimes we don’t know how He is doing it. Through these personal experiences, I believe God is everywhere and wherever I’m at, God appears at the perfect time. Through His Holy Spirit, He will guide us and let us know that He is answering our prayer. I always say it’s no coincidence with God. He will answer you in His own special way.
How has God answered your prayers? Let me know in the comments below.