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“During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.” Hebrews 5:7

Jesus was heard but he wasn’t rescued from death. Jesus knew God had the power to save him from death. He knew from prophecy that he wouldn’t be abandoned to the realm of the dead (Psalm 16:10). This gave him hope. Likewise, God’s presence gives us hope. We know he hears our prayers even when we aren’t rescued from difficult situations.