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God is always listening

A number of people, who meet me, say to me, “God is deaf! He does not hear our prayers.” No, my friends, this is not true! God is not deaf! The gentlest whisper of the human heart, the slightest stirring of the human soul is audible to his ears.

Many of us are apt to complain that our prayers have not been answered at all. This is not true. Every prayer is answered. The trouble with us is, we fail to recognise the answer.

God answers our prayer in four ways; the first is “Yes”. We ask for something; we pray to God, and he says, “Yes, my child. Here it is; I give you what you asked for.” The second is “No”. For a good reason God tells us, “No my child, I will not grant your prayer.” The third is “Wait”. It is as if God tells us that the time is not ripe for us to receive what we want. So, he tells us, “Wait. The time is not yet.” The fourth is, “Here is something better.” We have asked for one thing, but he grants us something else and says, “Here is something different, something better that I want to give you.”

Our wisdom is limited. God is all wisdom; God is all love. He is too loving to punish and too wise to make a mistake. Therefore, when he says “No”, when he does not grant our prayer, we can be certain that it is for our highest good, our ultimate good. 


When the answer is in the affirmative, when God say “Yes”, we feel very happy. We praise God, we thank him; we call him a loving God, a wonderful God, and our faith in him becomes stronger.

But, the other three answers—”No”, “Wait” and “Here is something better”—it is these three that test our faith.

When God says “No”, the man of true faith believes that there is a meaning of mercy even in the negative answer. He says to himself, “If God does not want to give me this, it must be for my own good.”

God loves us. He has a plan for each one of us; and his plans are perfect. If what we ask in prayer goes contrary to God’s plan, that prayer is not granted—and of course, this is for our own good.

Our wisdom is limited. God is all wisdom; God is all love. He is too loving to punish and too wise to make a mistake. Therefore, when he says “No”, when he does not grant our prayer, we can be certain that it is for our highest good, our ultimate good. 

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