O You who hear prayer,
To You all flesh will come.
What an amazing God. This God who is bigger than our brains can ever grasp, gives His attention to our prayers. I know all of us have short attention spans. Our minds tend to wander while others are talking to us, not our God. He listens intently to every prayer that we pray. What attracts His interest? He is seeking our heart; it is our love and attention that He is after. In today’s verse David paints a two fold picture. First we see the Lord listening intently to our prayers, next we see all flesh responding. This is the hope throughout the scripture, His Spirit being poured out on every tribe and tongue. Charles Spurgeon describes this phenomenon in his Treasury of David. Check it out.
“Unto thee shall all flesh come. This shall encourage men of all nations to become suppliants to the one and only God, who proves his Deity by answering those who seek his face. Flesh they are, and therefore weak; frail and sinful, they need to pray; and thou art such a God as they need, for thou art touched with compassion, and dost condescend to hear the cries of poor flesh and blood. Many come to thee now in humble faith, and are filled with good, but more shall be drawn to thee by the attractiveness of thy love, and at length the whole earth shall bow at thy feet. To come to God is the life of true religion; we come weeping in conversion, hoping in supplication, rejoicing in praise, and delighting in service. False gods must in due time lose their deluded votaries, for man when enlightened will not be longer be fooled; but each one who tries the true God is encouraged by his own success to persuade others also, and so the kingdom of God comes to men, and men come to it.”
Did you catch the power of Spurgeon’s words? ‘We come weeping in conversion, hoping in supplication, rejoicing in praise, and delighting in service.’ Here is the heart of the matter, we must come. We must come to Him in prayer, in His word, in worship, and in the assembling of His church.That is what our restless hearts are yearning for. Our world, our nation, our city, and our families are waiting. They too are waiting to come before the Lord.