Words from the Heart for Saturday July 6th, 2019
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
Psalm 130:1 (NIV)
An Attentive God
Economists are paying attention to an interesting sociological phenomenon – many countries in East Asia have an aging population. And that will affect the world economy in the next few decades. An aging East Asia and a youthful South/Southeast Asia will ultimately result in a flow of young working-aged people from South Asia to East Asia. East Asian countries will have to begin looking beyond their borders for solutions. This could lead to new levels of co-operation between Asian countries never seen before. The West needs to pay attention.
I can’t think of a more frightening experience than being in a horrible situation where no one can hear you when you cry out for help. It must be overwhelming to be facing a challenge alone with no help on the way. King David found himself in a challenging situation and it was such that even with others around, they were helpless in getting him out of the mess. But David knew that the Lord was never far away, and not only hears the cry of His people, but will always respond. In Psalm 130:1 he writes: “Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.” Our God is attentive to the needs of His children. He not only hears when you cry out to Him, He sees you in the predicament you are in and will come to your aid. If you find yourself in a place like this right now, cry out to the Lord. He will hear and He will protect and he will send his ministering angels to protect you. Out of your depths, like David, cry out to the attentive God.
These have been words from the heart.