Romans 10:13 — “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
When it comes to prayer, perhaps one of the greatest questions is: Does God hear me? What good is it to seek God, to speak to Him, to attempt to get His attention through fasting, if He is not listening? Surely, the assurance that God hears us is a necessity. The first prayer God hears from anyone is “Lord, save me.” God is always listening for the cry of the lost to be found, for the broken to be healed, for the sinner to be saved. The assurance is God’s own Word that declares it. God’s Word is never wrong. We can also be assured that God’s ear is attentive to the righteous, “The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry;” (Psalm 34:15) The natural question should then be, “Who is righteous?”
The good news is that God has made all men righteous through the blood of Jesus Christ. But there is only one way to activate this righteousness personally…through faith in Jesus Christ. “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.” (Romans 3:21-22) Faith is more than belief — it is belief, hope and trust in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross to pay for our sins. It is belief, hope and trust in Jesus Christ and His resurrection from the dead, so that we too will be raised to eternal life with God the Father. It is belief, hope and trust in Jesus Christ to complete the work of saving us not just from the penalty and consequence of sin, but also from the bondage and servitude to sin that we are all trapped in. When we place our faith in Jesus Christ, a divine transaction occurs…our sin (past, present and future) is paid for in full. We are declared righteous by God the Father and we are brought from death to life!
This new declaration of our righteousness means God now hears all our prayers! Because His Word confirms that “His ears are attentive” to our cry. God hears you.
Father God, I thank You that You are always listening. Thank You for saving me from my sin. Thank You for declaring me righteous through Jesus Christ. Help my faith to rest on nothing else but Christ’s completed work on the Cross. Lord, today I ask You with confidence for my every need. I believe Your Word, that You hear me, and that You will answer. I praise You for Your awesome promises and for Your great love for me. Help me today to reach out to others that they may see and experience Your love and call upon Your Name and be saved. Amen.