Sunday Considerations: God Will Hear

“My God will hear me.”
Micah 7:7.

WHAT a charming sentence! Can you say it? Only five words, but what meaning! Huge volumes of poetry have appeared from Chaucer to Tennyson, but it seems to me that the essence of poetry lies hidden in a marvelously condensed form within these few words! It shall take you many an hour to suck out all their sweetness. There is an almost inconceivable depth of meaning in them—and of richness of assured experience and of sweet conclusions of a hallowed faith they are full to the brim!

“My God will hear me.” There is more eloquence in that sentence than in all the orations of Demosthenes! He that
can speak thus can say more than if he were able to truthfully declare that all worlds were his own, for he grasps God, Himself, and holds the present and the future in the hollow of his hands!

“My God will hear me.” It is prophetic, but the Prophet has taken upon himself no unusual power and neither does
he intend his prophecy to be true of himself alone. He puts this Divine sentence into the mouth of every Believer! Every child of God may dare say that his God will hear him, for he may dare to say the truth! I feel as if I could not preach from the text and did not want to do so. It needs no aid of wit or words. For myself, I would be well content to exhibit this diamond with many facets by merely holding it up and letting the light fall on it and flash back from it in variety of brilliance.

“My God will hear me.” It is a choice song for a lone harp which is half afraid of the choir of musicians and loves to
have its strings touched in solitude. I feel, as I repeat it, that I need to sit down and quietly enjoy it. As I see the cows lie in the meadow, quietly chewing the cud, so would I ruminate on these few but precious words. Let me hear the sounds again and again, till my tongue, learning their rhythmic melody, repeats as a matter of habitual delight, the assurance, “My God will hear me!”

A charming sentence, as I have said, but in what a strange place we find it! Just as they find gold in the dark mine and
as we see stars in the black night, so do we find these rich words in the midst of floods of grief and woe! The man of God is pricked and torn by the briars of the age in which he travels. He is vexed and wearied with the bribery and corruption all around him. He cannot find peace either at home or abroad—no, not even in the bosom of her whom he loves. He is everywhere disquieted and driven to and fro—and yet it is just at that time that he cries, “My God will hear me.” From this I gather—and I gather it not from this, alone, but from my own personal experience—that it is generally when things are at their worst that we know most about the best. When we are disappointed of men, then we become most contented with our God. When earth-born springs are dry, then the eternal fountainheads flow more freely than ever. And as we drink of them, our soul is more satisfied than ever it had been before. God is good when goods are fewest. Heaven is warmest when earth is coldest. It is a great blessing for you, dear Friend, that you can say, “My God will hear me.” I do not mind much about your surroundings—they may be grievous and trying—but if they have helped to bring you to this pass—that you have a solid confidence that God will hear you—I congratulate you upon the priceless consequences, even though I may sorrow with you for the sufferings that have brought them to you! We do not weep over the mud which bespatters the gold-digger when he finds his nugget! And neither will we fret over the affliction which makes God to be more precious to our friends.

Again, come back to the short and sweet sentence of the text, and may it be inexpressibly delightful to our hearts
while we meditate upon it for a while. “My God will hear me.”1

  1. Charles Spurgeon, Excerpt from the sermon, “A Sweet Silver Bell Ringing in Each Believer’s Heart.” December 18, 1884.
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1 Godsson1 April 6, 2013 at 5:24 pm

As always great read Mark, Stay blessed


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