“I have called upon thee for thou wilt hear me, O God; incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech” (Psalm 17:6).
One morning a few years ago, I left the house for my daily commute to work. I picked up my phone and tried calling a friend with whom I talked every morning. He didn’t answer. I called my cousin. She didn’t answer. I called my brother, no answer. I called a few more friends, and they didn’t answer either. I jokingly said, “Did the rapture happen, and I got left behind?”
There’s another person I call all the time, but He never ignores or misses my calls. He always picks up. He listens to me for as long as I talk (and I can talk a lot). He’s always there for me. The more He answers, the more I’m encouraged to call Him.
David felt the same way in Psalm 17. He said God inclines His ear to him, and that’s precisely what he does for me, for us, too. God hears every prayer, petition, and supplication we make. He even hears what we don’t verbalize because He hears our hearts. What’s burdening you? Take it to God in prayer today. He’s inclining His ear to listen to your voice right now.