I’m wondering if this happens to God all the time. We come to meet with Him, but before He can share with us, we have dumped all our concerns on Him, and scarcely give Him a chance to speak. Yes, I believe He invites us to give Him our burdens, and cast our cares on Him, but to do this as our usual practice without listening poses a real problem.
Ecclesiastes 5:1-2 (NIV) says:
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.We learn from the story of Adam that God made us for fellowship with Himself. He has plenty He wants to teach us. In the midst of storming heaven with our prayers, we need to remember that what God says to us far outweighs what we have to say to Him! And maybe, just maybe, when we listen to Him, we will hear the answer to the deepest questions of our hearts.