Words from the Heart for Friday April 30th, 2021
Lord, listen to my cry for help. Make me wise, as you promised. Listen to my prayer. Save me, as you promised.
Psalm 119:169-170 (ERV)
Cry for Help
In a speech in 2005, President George W Bush, in speaking about the Canadian help afforded US citizens on September 11, 2001, said this, “For days after September the 11th, Canadians came to the aid of men and women and children who were worried and confused and had nowhere to sleep. You opened your homes and your churches to strangers. You brought food, you set up clinics, you arranged for calls to their loved ones, and you asked for nothing in return.”
There are many times when we need to reach out to help. Christians often come together to provide support in many ways when a brother or sister has lost a loved one, or is in financial straits, or is going through surgery. It is one of the great blessings of being a follower of Jesus – we not only get a relationship with Him, but we become a part of His family. We are the body of Christ, and so when we serve those within the family of God who have cried out for help, we are literally being Jesus to the hurting one. David understood that God was the one to whom he could cry out when he was experiencing challenging times. In Psalm 119:169-170 he wrote: “Lord, listen to my cry for help. Make me wise, as you promised. Listen to my prayer. Save me, as you promised.” God always answers that question – He always hears that prayer. When we cry out to Him, we have the assurance that He hears us and that the Holy Spirit will minister to us – after all, one of His names is the Paraclete – the One who draws alongside. And we have other believers to serve us in Jesus’ name.
These have been words from the heart.