The Cry

The care of a mother with a newborn baby is most excellent. The mother is tuned in to the whimpers, cries, and every sound her baby makes. Before that baby was born that same mother may have slept like a rock and a freight train couldn’t wake her, but her love and care for that newborn amplified her senses.

God in heaven also has excellent hearing and intently listens for the whimpers and cries of His children. When we are injured, our natural response is to cry out. There are some people, however, who make every effort to hide their emotions and conceal their cries. They just don’t cry out. When some children get hurt by a small scratch, their cry would make you think their foot was crushed or a bone was broken. On the other hand, another child with the same injury can keep on playing. Adults don’t cry out because they have too much pride or are spiritually and emotionally numb and have not felt the pain, or maybe they haven’t yet connected the cry to the help that is available. Because of the coronavirus and the impact on our families and our nation, God’s children should be crying out. When the burden is too heavy, cry out to God.

“Now it happened in the process of time that the king of Egypt died. Then 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

“In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry [entered] His ears.” 2 Samuel 22:7

“You have heard my voice: “Do not hide Your ear From my sighing, from my cry for help.” You drew near on the day I called on You, And said, “Do not fear!” Lamentations 3:56-57

The coronavirus pandemic may not have affected you personally, but you should still cry out, for the spreading threatens even your life. When I was a young boy and was being disciplined by my mother, I learned very quickly that the sooner I began to cry, the sooner she stopped spanking me. I learned to be a quick crier. God waits for His children to cry out to lift up this pandemic that has fallen on us. Cry out to God today, He is listening.

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