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GOD LOVES THE CRY BABY
Getting God's Attention
"This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles." (Psalm 34:6)|
In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He heard me." (Psalm 120:1)
What a surprise to discover so many verses in the Bible about "crying out"! Were we to follow through in our daily lives and cry out to God whenever we needed Him, our trust and belief in a living God would never be in doubt!
I can cry out immediately in a given situation where there is "no other way to go", stand on the word of God, believe the truth, and actually see the results of God's action in delivering me!
I can hear someone testify and witness to what happened when he or she cried out in desperation and how the Lord made His presence known.
Both require belief and acknowledgement of the truth without always seeing the result right away.
I can read and believe God's description of the plight of the Hebrews in Egypt. "... the children of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry came up to God because of the bondage." (Exodus 2:23)
God loves our dependence upon Him! There is nothing that He desires more of us than to cling to and abide in Him. "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you." (John 15:7)
Our cries bring that closeness He desires of us:
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