God hears us when we cry. He hears us when we cry out to Him.
For some weird reason, last week I was looking us passages in Scripture about God hearing us. Oh, I remember now….I have been crying out and having big, fat, snotty cries over the past few weeks. My weird neurological symptoms have kept me homebound and unable to drive lately because of impaired vision. Enter occasional pity party and temper tantrum. But I digress….In case you haven’t heard of it, www.biblegateway.com is one of my favorite sites ever! I use it almost daily to look up stuff. You know when you have one of those moments that you’re thinking of a passage in the Bible, but you can only think of a word or idea, but don’t remember where it’s found? Just go to your handy-dandy Bible Gateway site, type in the word or phrase at the top, and it spits out all of the places in the entire Bible where your word/phrase can be found.
Genesis 21 reminds us that God hears even a young child as he cries. Hagar is mistreated by Sarah and sent away with her son. Twice the Scripture says that “God heard the boy crying” in verse 17. God didn’t just hear his cry, but God responded to the boy’s cry.
In Exodus 3 God hears the cry of His people, and He was concerned with their suffering.
Numbers 20: God heard the Israelites’ cry, He sent them an angel and brought them out of Egypt.
1 Kings 17: The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived.
It’s good for us to remember that God not only hears our cries, but He responds. The kicker is that He is God. He may not always respond the way that we want Him to.
Check it out on www.biblegateway.com. If you type in “hears cry” and “heard cry”, you’ll be super encouraged. It’s good to know that Someone hears. And that Someone is full of love.