By Deborah Lovett:
When you are in pain, do you cry out to the Lord?
If my own daughter or son cries, I am there–on top of the situation, doing whatever I can to subdue their pain, their troubles, or their confusion. I can be a maniac when it comes to my children!
When they cry, however, if they do so silently I am not able to help them. If you are hurting, be willing to ask God for help.
I believe God is asking us to cry out loud to Him, on our knees, believing in faith, and waiting in patient expectation. When we “cry silently” to Him, He knows, because He is all knowing, but I believe we open up the heavens when we cry aloud. When we cry out loud, it says “I am not too proud to cry, I need your help, I can’t do this on my own.”
It is a humbling thought to think of ourselves finding God by crying out to Him, the God of the Universe. But that is exactly what these Psalms suggest we do over and over:
You CAN ask God to listen:
Psalm 88:1-2 “O Lord, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you. May my prayer come before you, turn your ear to my cry.”
Psalm 17:1 “Hear, O Lord, my righteous plea; listen to my cry. Give ear to my prayer– it does not rise from deceitful lips.”
Psalm 5:2-3 “Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”
He DOES hear your cry:
Psalm 118:5 “In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free.”
Psalm 6:9-10 “The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; they will turn back in sudden disgrace.”
There is Power in the Name of Jesus! Cry out to Him today! And remember as you do: He loves you unconditionally, and is very near to you today. Find God by crying out to HIM!
James 1:2-3 “Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”
©Deborah Lovett 2012. Deborah the author of two books and a contagious speaker for Women’s Events who spreads faith to those she comes in contact with. Find Deborah athttp://www.deborahlovett.com.
Cry out to the Lord your pain, AND cry out your praise!
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