Jeremiah 33:2, 3 - This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it—the LORD is his name: “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (emphasis mine)
You might think; “Well, Jeremiah was one of God’s prophets, so of course he thought God heard and answered his prayers. How could he be a prophet – or at least a very effective one – if he didn’t?” True, Jeremiah was one of God’s prophets, but at the time he wrote this, he was imprisoned in the “courtyard of the guard” and just a few chapters later, we find he was thrown into a hole in the ground, a well, where they put him because he spoke God’s messages, God’s Word, to the people – and they did not particularly like God’s messages. If anyone ever had a “reason” to feel like God was not hearing them, certainly Jeremiah would have been one such person. He was, after all, an actual prisoner at the time he wrote those words.
But he did not depend upon his feelings or base what he believed on his feelings; or even his past or current circumstances. No! He chose to believe the truth, not a lie from Satan wrapped up in his feelings. He believed when God told him something, it was the truth. He believed when he called to God; when he prayed, God heard and answered his prayers! This is the truth – it was for him and it is for you and for me as well!