Oh, that we might know the Lord!
Let us press on to know him.
He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
or the coming of rains in early spring. Hosea 6:3 (NLT)
Once in a while we get to go on a Family Beach Week. This is when a whole lot of our family gets together and rents a house at the beach for a week. It is one of my favorite things.
Always during the week we get up pre-dawn, go down to the beach and wait for the sunrise. We take blankets and make ourselves comfortable on the sand. Then, we wait. We usually get there too early so we spend time talking and laughing. Never, ever, do we ask "Do you think the sun is going to come up today?" Why not? We don't ask it because we know it will.
I think it's amazing that God used this analogy when talking about how surely he will respond to us. God will respond to us as surely as the sun will rise. That's a pretty sure thing.
Next time you are wondering if God hears you and is going to respond, remember the sunrise. God is that faithful.