I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1 NIV
God Hears Our Cries
Have you ever felt like your baby cries more than anyone else’s in the world? Well, if you’re Canadian, your suspicions might be true. A 2017 meta-analysis from The Journal of Pediatrics found that Canadian babies cry more than infants from just about every other country. It was a UK Study of how long babies cry up to the first six weeks of life. The global average is 117 to 133 minutes each day, but here in Canada it is 150 minutes.
When God created the world, there were no tears. I can’t imagine how our first parents must have reacted after sin entered their lives and they shed their first tears. I suspect it was when they realized the cost of their disobedience, and they certainly would have wept when their son Cain murdered his brother Abel. Since then, no human being has avoided tears. Too often our hearts are broken by our own actions, or by something that has happened to someone we love. In spite of their disobedience, God still loved Adam and Eve, and came searching for them. By their disobedience they separated themselves from their Creator, but God never gave up on them, and when they were facing the most challenging times, He drew close. King David understood this, and wrote, in Psalm 40:1: “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.” He hears your tears as well. When you weep, His heart responds in love. When your heart is broken, the mender of hearts comes alongside. Despite your sins, God never abandons. He will turn to you in times of greatest need and hears your cry too.
These have been words from the heart.