“In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears.” - Psalms 18:6 NKJV
I’m sure that you will agree with me that life isn’t always easy. When things are going great for us, it’s easy for us to acknowledge our Father and His blessing on our lives, but sometimes, for all of us, things can be really tough, and it’s important to realise that God always hears us. That’s why I find this verse and others like 2 Samuel 22:7 and Psalms 120:1 to be encouraging as they remind us of that very fact. God hears us!
If we look in verse 2 of the same chapter, we see David declaring, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust.” David has complete confidence in his Father because he remembers the many times throughout his life, where God had already proven Himself faithful.
Did you notice that in this verse it doesn’t say, “In my distress I called upon the Lord and He ignored me,” and it certainly doesn’t say, “He had trouble hearing me”. David actually says, “He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears.” So, no matter how far away your Father seems to you, know that your cries always find their way to His ears. That’s how important you are to Him.
“I declare that I will continually depend on the Lord no matter what surrounds me. I will call upon the Lord. He will hear my voice and He will answer me…”