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Attend to My Cry!

Posted by Tim LaTour on

You are not alone.

Let that sink in for a moment. Meditate on that thought for a while. Think about it…for just a moment.

You are not alone.

We live in a very performance based environment where weakness is not often celebrated. Most of the time we live our lives projecting a sense of emotional stability that is only a thin veil of what’s really happening in our lives. But sometimes life hits hard and knocks us off of our feet. Sometimes we are fighting a battle that we feel we can’t let anyone know about. Because of this, sometimes we feel very, very alone.

You are not alone.

We see in scripture that the trials we’ve experience have been felt by many before us. Even Jesus. “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.” (Hebrews 4:15). It is also encouraging to know that throughout scripture, we have permission to feel real feelings and cry out to God when we feel alone. Like David…

Look to the right and see:
there is none who takes notice of me;
no refuge remains to me;
no one cares for my soul.

I cry to you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my refuge,
my portion in the land of the living.”
Attend to my cry,
for I am brought very low!
- Pslam 142:4-6

I FEEL ALONE! David cries. GOD, PLEASE LISTEN TO ME!

You are not alone, David.

YOU are not alone.

God tells us: “Don’t be afraid, because I’m with you; don’t be anxious, because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you; I’m truly helping you. I’m surely upholding you with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

And not only is God with us…our community is with us.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

We find strength and comfort in God. We find strength and comfort from our brothers and sisters. We know there are trials in life and things can get really hard. Just remember: You are not alone.

 

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