Who Are You Crying Out To?


Over the past three days, I have seen several examples that beckons Who Are You Crying Out To? Whether it is a stolen phone, a rift between friends, or not understanding why they received a grade in a class, there are circumstances that invade our lives. At our requests, students appeal to us for assistance in dealing with conflict. However more recently, there were a several students who had major crying outs. Those students have not wanted to go home because of alleged abuse by a guardian or did not want life to continue because of the stressors in their lives. Fortunately, all are well, but it led me to ask Who Are You Crying Out To? 

Truth be told, it is a question that I too have had to ask and answer. We all face circumstances in our lives that subdue our confidence and abilities. When the battle begins, we all assess our odds of being successful in fighting that particular battle. The battle could be relational, financial, physical, or vocational. Regardless of its focus, the process is the same. We must decide who we will appeal to for assistance in resolving the conflict we face.

In His Word, God reveals His expectation for us. God answers the question Who Are You Crying Out To? He expects us to cry out to Him. In the post Coming Out of Darkness and Breaking Away Chains, we hear God’s commentary on the matter from past experiences with His people. In Psalm 107, there are several sections that communicate that God is not only ready but also willing to answer the cries, prayers, of His people. Click the link to see verses 6, 13, 19, and 28.

6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.

13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.

19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.

28 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.

Here are other searches that reveal how God responds when we cry out to Him (cried (out) to the Lordcry out to the Lordcry out).  Look further in Psalm 107.

 

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

 

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
3 those he gathered from the lands,
from east and west, from north and south.

 

4 Some wandered in desert wastelands,
finding no way to a city where they could settle.
5 They were hungry and thirsty,
and their lives ebbed away.
6 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight way
to a city where they could settle.
8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
9 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.

God delivers us from our trouble or distress. Cry out to Him.

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