"For whoever asks, receives..." Luke 11:10
We all ask things of God. Some would say, "But God is not listening." And many people have become atheists because they ask how can a good God permit so much evil and injustice in the world? Indeed, that is a million dollar question. But another question is, how can a righteous and holy God even look at us, and consider us His children when we are a sinful and rebellious people? How can He forgive us? Is it not when a judge pardons a guilty man and sets him free, we cry out in disgust, "Corrupt!"? How can a righteous God answer our prayers when we repeatedly turn away from Him?
Because He sees Jesus. Jesus who took our sins, our perversities on the cross with Him. It is also Jesus who advises us to persist in our prayers until God sees His Son asking in our place! Oh Lord, how deep is Your mercy and grace! Thank You for sending Your Beloved Son to stand convicted in our place!