I don’t know what those who might be reading today’s post in “Coffee with the Lord” might be facing… It may be desperate! In my Bible reading this morning one of the passages I read was Psalm 88. It is traditionally attributed to Heman the Ezrahite and is a psalm of the sons of Korah. Heman was facing death and didn’t know what to do… His situation was desperate!! He did the right thing, it seems to me… He prayed! No, more than that – He CRIED OUT to God!!
Here it is in his own words… “O LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out day and night before you! Let my prayer come before you! Incline your ear to my cry! My soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol [the grave]. … O LORD I cry to you! In the morning my prayer comes before you!” (From Psalm 88 ESV)
I only hope that when I’m facing a desperate situation – even if it is one of my own making – I have the good sense to “CRY OUT TO GOD!” Just let me urge you to do the same… The Lord hears! The Lord answers! The Lord helps and delivers those who cry out Him! Just do it! (And if you’ll let me know your need, I’ll join you! …I’ll cry out to God with you!)