I saw a church sign recently that said, "When you don't feel like praying, pray. So what can I do when theses times come? I try to remember that when I talk to God, whether it's a request for something I need, advice, direction for where I need to go, or a simple thank you for an answer I already received, He does hear. I must trust that His answer will always reflect what is best for me.

I was reminded too, of the Sunday School lesson Brandon brought just two weeks ago. Taking his text from Philippians 4:6 and using other verses as reference points he brought out several truths concerning prayer. One of the verses was Hebrew 4:16 which reads, Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Many times I have believed that this same mercy and grace was all I had to get me through the crisis I was facing at that time. And once again it did.

The last verse Brandon read was Jeremiah 33:3. It says, Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

What a wonderful promise from the God who hears and answers prayer. I can call on God and expect and know that He will send an answer. God loves me beyond measure. He meets my every need. His throne room is always open and I know I will always have a reason and a way to talk to my Father.

It's a blessing to know that He's waiting now for my call.

Published in the Countryside Baptist Church bulletin April 24, 2016.