Words from the Heart for Monday August 14th, 2017
Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
Psalm 130:2 (NKJV)
Lord Heart My Voice
Sometimes you have wanted to say to the other person, “You just aren’t listening!” You become very frustrated when your words (and your heart) are not being heard. However, this verse assures us that God is not like that! His ears are open. He even knows the sound of your voice. Lift up your prayer requests to Him. You have His full attention!
Al Cameron has always been a history buff. Influenced by his parents who spoke of family members who had served in World War II, including a great uncle who was killed in France, shortly after he began his career as a cameraman in 1994 he began to collect stories from veterans. In 2005 he left news and to quote his website, “I went full speed ahead and the Memories Recovered Project was born.” On June 24, 2011, the project was rebranded as Veterans Voices of Canada and became a registered non-profit. Cameron has been travelling coast to coast and has documented the stories of over 1,000 Veterans. There are so many more waiting to be interviewed. His goal is to document Canadian military Veterans on camera for history and education, to be donated to schools, museums and libraries.
I honestly don’t know how those without the Lord face life each day. Without the assurance of God’s love and grace, I don’t know how people deal with the pain of life and the brokenness that so often is marked out in our lives. To not have faith that there is a loving God who cares deeply for us, to not have the assurance that our lives have purpose and a plan, must be devastating. The Psalmist cried out to the Lord God on a regular basis. His life was challenging, and leadership brings with it the pressure of making right decisions that will benefit all, without listening to the loudest voices clamouring for our attention. In Psalm 130:2 we read “Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.” Psalm 130 is a song of ascent, one of the Psalms used when the people of Israel were climbing Mount Zion to enter into worship and sacrifice. It is a short Psalm – only 8 verses – but it is rich with repentance and faith, trust and hope. As the people move towards the Temple Mount, they recognize that the Lord God is with them, and He does hear their cry. The Psalm is filled with the assurance that God will not only listen, but will respond. When you pray, hold to that same faith. God is there, He hears and He will respond.
These have been words from the heart.