“Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!” Psalm 66:20 (NIV)
As so many of the songs we have in the book of Psalms in our Bible, the one we selected today is an expression by the writer about what God had done for him. Although written many centuries ago we too can believe this promise and it can become our own expression of praise to God. We know that God hears and answers our prayers and even in those times when we receive an answer different than our request, we know that God has not rejected our prayer. He may have answered it in a different way than we expected or hoped, but we know it is in a way that is best for us because He loves us and he does not withhold his love from us. So when we sometimes may think God has not heard or has rejected our request it is not so. Our promise today is that He has not rejected our prayer, and because he loves us so much, he has given us an answer that is better for us. Let's trust Him today and enjoy His love for us.