Crying out to God

Crying out to God is a powerful act of surrender and faith. It's a way of acknowledging our need for Him, our dependence on Him, and our trust in His provision. In the Bible, we see many examples of people who cried out to God in times of distress, and He answered their prayers. One such example is found in (Psalm 18:6), which says, "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears."

When we cry out to God, we are expressing our deepest emotions and needs to Him. We are laying our hearts bare before Him, knowing that He is the only one who can truly understand and provide for us. In doing so, we are reminded of our own limitations and weaknesses, and we are humbled before the Almighty God who can do far more than we could ever ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20-21) "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."

Let’s be like the psalmist who says in (Psalm 34:17-18), "The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." He hears us and will answer us according to His perfect will.

But crying out to God is not always about asking for help in times of need. It's also about expressing our praise and gratitude to Him. When we cry out to Him in thanksgiving, we are acknowledging His goodness, His faithfulness, and His grace in our lives. We are declaring that He is worthy of all our praise and worship, and we are inviting Him to continue to work in and through us for His glory.

Here is a challenge for both me and you. Whether we are crying out to God in times of distress or in times of joy, let’s do so with faith and trust in His goodness and love. When we cry out to God, remember we are not just speaking into the air. We are speaking to a loving and caring God who hears our every word. He is always listening, and He always responds in His perfect time and way.

Lord, I am declaring that you are my Lord and Savior, and I am surrendering every area of my life to You. Hear my needs when I cry out to you. Hear my cries of praise when I acknowledge your goodness and mercy. You are my Rock and my Redeemer. Amen

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Credit: Ron Kelley

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