Daily Reflections

He Is Close When You Call

November 14, 2023 Elba de Reyes

“For what great nation is there that has a god near to it as the Lord our God is to us whenever we call to him?” —Deuteronomy 4:7

You may have prayed for something for a long time, like a sick child or a difficult financial situation. But while we know God listens to our prayers, it can sometimes feel like we don’t get answers.

I like to write my prayers. My Bible is full of dates and answers from God, which help me see His faithfulness. But some of my prayers haven’t received an answer.

It’s easy to doubt if I’ve asked in faith or if this is God’s will for me. But in Deuteronomy 4:7, God reminds me that He’s near whenever we call to Him. He is close to our pain and our need!

If you’re discouraged by prayers that seem unanswered, may you rest in the love of Him who carries you on His chest like a lamb (Isa. 40:11), who holds your tears (Psalm 56:8), and who has engraved your name on His hand (Isa. 49:16). He is close to you when you call to Him.


“Giving Thanks for My Unanswered Prayers” (Mujer Verdadera blog at AvivaNuestrosCorazones.com)

Scripture taken from The CSB 

Make it Personal

How does knowing God is near to you when you call encourage you in those areas where you are waiting on answers to your prayers?