But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The LORD will hear when I call to Him. –Psalm 4:3 (NKJV)


I love David’s declaration. In the midst of a mighty trial, he cries out without any inhibition or hesitation, The LORD will hear when I call to Him. You can’t help but admire his confidence when it comes to his connection to the Lord through prayer. But the reason we admire David’s confidence so much is because so often we lack confidence when it comes to our own prayer lives.


If you’ve been a believer for any amount of time, you know what I’m talking about. From time to time we will hit those ‘spiritual dry spells’ where things just don’t seem the same. Prayer suddenly starts to become a chore, and we just don’t sense a powerful connection to God like we did when we first fell in love with Him. His heart can seem so distant, and before we know it we find ourselves questioning if God is even listening to us. Maybe He’s too busy to hear me. Perhaps He’s spending time with someone that He really likes. Or maybe He just turns the channel when He starts to hear my voice. Rather than succumb to these false feelings, we need to rise up in faith and declare as David did, ‘The LORD will hear when I call to Him.’


If we don’t pray with confidence, then our prayers will be rendered ineffective because they aren’t being offered in faith. But God’s Word says we can be confident that God hears our prayers when we ask according to His will. Let’s know what God’s will is and offer our prayers to Him with the fullest sense of assurance as David did.

Pastor Bob Coy, Calvary Chapel