Crying as a release of emotion can be good for any of us. I cry more easily now that at any other time in my life. I hope that is because my heart is more sensitive, but honestly, I don´t know if that is the reason.
However, that´s not the kind of crying I want you to think with me about today. Here is the crying of our conversation:
Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.
This is like the cry of a child scared in the night.
This is like the cry of someone injured and needing help.
This is like the cry of a person hurting and pleading for relief.
This is like the cry of any of us in need of something we cannot provide ourselves.
This is the cry to God!
And God promises that He hears those of us who are His children through faith in Christ.
Hebrews 4:14–16 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest …, Jesus the Son of God, … Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
If dealing with the Coronavirus and the threat of Covid-19 does nothing else for us (and I hope it will do many more things for us!), surely it is causing us to cry out to the Lord more often and more fervently than ever before.
The Lord hears the prayer of those made righteous through trusting in Jesus. He delivers us when we cry. His deliverance may not come in the exact way we thought it would nor at the time we desired. But it will come. He promises!
Because of our High Priest Jesus, we are welcomed into the throne room of God at any moment on any day. There we always find grace, mercy, and help.
Together, dear people of the Living God, let us cry out to our Maker and our Savior!
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