“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus… let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful” (Heb 10:19-23)
Amid trials and tribulations have you ever lost confidence and asked, “Is God hearing my prayers”? When there seems to be no answers from God, have you started questioning your worth and if God is still listening to you?
In the Greco-Roman era, warfare was up-close, sanguinary, and lethal. The Greeks and Romans, who were the masters of warfare, often employed the phalanx—a military formation consisting of rows of heavily armored soldiers with full-body shield and spear. A single soldier who was not in this formation was very vulnerable in battle; the chances of him deserting the battlefield were very high. The phalanx, therefore, was a reassuring source of protection and courage. It was a very simple formation–one simply lined up, with comrades to the left and right–but it proved to be overwhelmingly effective, as this formation allowed Alexander the Great to defeat armies that were over twice their size, taking over the known world.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. (Heb 10:23)
Prayer sometimes tarries, for God often has His own timing in answering our prayers. The best time for God to answer our prayers could be days, months, or even years later.