Matthew 14:29 (NIV) “Yes, come,” Jesus said. So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong[d] wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. 31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

The phone rings, and you answer. A sadden voice informs you of a tragedy. Your heart is so heavy that you feel as though you could die. What do you do? Bad news, danger, and pain all cause us to look for help. As people of God, we dwell with the almighty God, who is able to aid us. At those moments when we are blindsided by life’s circumstances, we should cry out to the Lord.

In the Bible, crying out refers to speaking audibly with great emotion concerning an urgent need. God invites us to use this form of prayer to communicate that we desperately need His mercy. It takes both faith and humility to share our heart’s concern aloud. Crying out, then, is a way for God’s children to express trust in the Lord’s ability and willingness to help. By calling upon Him with such urgency, we also lay down our pride and any attitude of self-sufficiency. Are you familiar with this kind of communication?

The Word of God assures us that our Father hears our cries and responds. In (Psalm 3:4), for example, David wrote, “I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered from His holy mountain.” When we call aloud for help in Jesus’ name, we invite the Lord’s power into the situation. Remember that there is strength in just speaking His name.

When we cry out to God, the Lord may remove the problem immediately, yet we often have to wait for His perfect timing. Difficult circumstances might even be allowed to remain for His good purposes. But we can always count on God’s comfort and presence, which enable us to live with joy and hope , please have an awesome day!

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