Crying out to God
Have you ever went to pray but all you could do is cry? Have you ever opened the Word of God but the only book appealed to you was the Psalms because the cry of the psalmist heart is all that you could relate to? Have you ever cried out to God so deeply that you could not say a word? That all you could do is open your hands in surrender? Have you ever tried to hold your tears back until you reach home, go to your room, turned the music up so you could cry all you needed? Have you ever opened your eyes to read your Bible but couldn’t see it clearly because tears were filling your eyes?
I am talking about those moments where faith in your Heavenly Fatherâ€™s wisdom, love, and goodness is the only thing that is sustaining your emotional and spiritual being. Not blessings, not joy, not hope, not peace, not guidance, not comfort, not love, nor even His presenceâ€”just pure faith. Do I sound too extreme here? I think Job would have agreed with me. When all else is stripped away our faith appears, and shows its real worth. Even in testing our God is wise and just, because His purpose is to build up our faith not destroy it–He desires our best because we are His children.
I donâ€™t know what else to say at this moment except that God is a good God, and He is just. Sometimes even when we obey Him it seems that we failedâ€”and feel He failed us–but we can only see so much in comparison to His wisdom.
The only thing I can add are Jesusâ€™ words when He was in anguish,
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” ~ Luke 22:42
Find comfort in the fact that your Father in heaven knows everything, He knows your future and your pass, take hold of His promise to never leave you or forsake you.
” Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” ~ Hebrews 13:5
Be assured that God hears the groaning of your heart and the Comforter (Holy Spirit) intercedes on your behalf before the Father.
“Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.“Â ~ Romans 8:26-27
God’s purpose is to make His children like His son, and He will succeed. The spirit intercedes for us and guides us as we pray, and the circumstances of life work for our good, no matter how painful they may seem. ~ Warren W, Wiersbe
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I am so glad that I discovered this site. Just when I thought that there was something wrong with me. I would just sit up in my room, or either be out and could not wait to get home to praise God like I wanted to. I would just sit and cry and cry without even being sad. I would feel like this is not normal, but I would also feel the presence of the Lord in the room so it was comforting. It’s just good to know that there are worshippers like me out here. Keep praising HIM.
This is so powerful! I have felt this way. Just sobbing to God and feeling so low. Knowing God is there and not leaving or forsaking us gives you peace. All I have is God! In Psalm 27:10 it states that even though your father and mother forsakes you, God will adopt you. That is what happen to me. My mother and father abandoned my brother and I, at a very early age. The only reason I am still here is God! At times all I can do is cry and I know God understands and a peace comes over me. I start praying in the spirit.
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Well said! I was in a study once that talked about how when we just don’t even have the words all we need to do is allow our heart to cry out and we have the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ standing by crying out for us on our behalf. I have always been in awe by that thought.
I have started praying before and all that happened were tears, and God held me..words can’t explain.
I can definitely relate, but I know God is there through all of the pain. As each tough times in life comes it gets a little easier to handle, it’s as if each time I’m being prepared for the next. Thank you God.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Indeed, Job’s faith is admirable. Remember “For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” Ps 33:4
Powerful message, I can definitely relate to what you said, I remember times in my life where I was broken before the Lord and no words could relate what I was feeling inside, the tears just flowed, the Psalms gave me strength to carry on. I realize in the end, that God delights in our brokenness, because that is when He is truly glorified. Praise the Lord!
I can relate…it’s like the words can’t even come out…but i know He hears my cry, and is listening to my heart.