Psalm 66:18-19 - If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.
Do you have trouble getting your needs met? It may be that people push you aside because you’ve never expressed your wishes. Your family and friends may think that you’re fine with whatever everyone else wants. Maybe they do care, but they don’t know there’s a problem. We can improve on expressing our needs and wants to others while also being willing to listen to theirs. This will help us to keep our relationships growing and open instead of animosity taking over. You see, even though you think something isn’t bothering you, being ignored can cause animosity to take over your feelings, too. Communicating isn’t easy, but it can be harder if each party is hiding their true feelings. God understands our feelings and is ready to listen to us. He can also bring people to mind as we pray that we may not always listen to.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.