Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea; Psalm 55:1
“Go away. Don’t bother me! Can’t you see I’m busy with 7 billion other people? Your troubles are nothing compared to the rest of the world. Come back to me when you have real problems.”
You have never heard those words from the Lord nor will you ever. But sometimes we probably think that we’re disturbing Him with our requests. After all, He does have 7 billion to look after. But we often forget is that dealing with 7 billion people is but nothing to God. He doesn’t even “break a sweat” or ring his hands worrying about all their problems – our problems. Not even a bit. How do I know this?
Have you ever looked up into the sky on a clear Summer night? Astronomers estimate there are 100-300 Billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy. They also say there are hundreds of billions of galaxies out there. These are numbers we cannot possibly comprehend. God put them all there (and more are being discovered each year). If God created all of that, plus the billions of people on earth, do you really think his “workload” is really ever stretched when it comes to us? No, but it does prove the utter awesomeness of God almighty.
So, when you ask, “Listen to my prayer, O God,” you can be sure He’s listening and encouraging you all the way.