Do Not Fear “Deaf”

One of the most hurtful yet infuriating experiences is to be ignored. What it communicates is that one is not important to the one whom words or a plea is being spoken. In dealing with kids everyday, most of the conflicts have to do with feeling unimportant. While there are many who will ignore us, God tells us Do Not Fear “Deaf” for He responds when we humble ourselves and express our plea to Him.

Listen to Lamentations 3:56-58

56 You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears
to my cry for relief.”
57 You came near when I called you,
and you said, “Do not fear.”

58 O Lord, you took up my case;
you redeemed my life.

The Word is clear that when we turn our backs on God He will pursue us to humble us. We will suffer hardships to humble us to draw us back into a right relationship with Him. That is too wonderful. Someone whom we ignore, push away does not immediately take vengeance but seeks reconciliation. Let’s not forget those that we are encouraged to seek Him. Isaiah 55:6-7:

Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way
and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

God tells us that He will not ignore us but hear us when we draw near and humble ourselves. While we are able, this is our reason God tells us Do Not Fear “Deaf”. He will hear our plea when we call upon Him in humility, so “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Do not ignore the Lord.


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