"Heard" sounds like "herd" but they are two different words with two different meanings. When we know we are heard by God we are less likely to mindlessly follow the herd but even faithful followers can get caught up in the latest stampede and driven from created crisis to created crisis. The psalmist suggests the way out of this endless cycle.
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.-Psalm 5:5
Perhaps Jesus had this psalm in mind with he said, "Watch! Stay awake! For you know not the hour when the Son of Man will come." Christ may come to us today if we are spiritually attuned and keenly aware of our surroundings.
♪♫ Bob Dylan: "Are You Ready?