Those Prayers

3 I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint. Psalm 77:3

When your head hits the pillow at night, what are you thinking about? Perhaps it’s the news you read or saw, or the song you heard two days ago. Or maybe you’re thinking about everything you need to do tomorrow.

In the previous two verses, Asaph had cried out to God. Here he told us the agony he was in even after he cried out to God. It’s much like when you hear people say they pray but it’s like they’re praying into a wall. The sound doesn’t seem to go beyond our four walls.

When we get to heaven and much is revealed to us, I think we’re going to be amazed at how effective our prayers were. I think we’ll also regret that we didn’t pray more based on the end results of those prayers. We only see a glimpse of answered prayer here on earth and it can be disheartening. The good news, though, is that Jesus would not have placed so much emphasis on prayer if it was meaningless.

Don’t be discouraged about unanswered prayer. Continue to bless others with your prayers.

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