It may not be the best question when someone goes to the hospital after a near-death experience, but I always ask them why they think God spared their life? I asked my dad after his stroke, I asked a friend after a heart attack, and I asked another friend after a horrible car accident. The reason I ask them that blunt question is to get them thinking more deeply about purpose. Today’s verse reminds me that even if I don’t know why the Lord lets me wake up every morning, I can still pray. I pray not to get anything but simply to spend time with my God. God hears, listens, and responds. He rarely answers my requests precisely as I want, but I trust His answers either way. If I didn’t think God heard, I wouldn’t pray. If you are struggling with understanding what God is up to, rest easy, pray, trust, and then wait.
Psalm 116:1-2: “I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!”