Thursday, April 14, 2011

When Trouble Comes...

"...Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the LORD all night." 1 Samuel 15:11

God promises that troubles will come. And when they do, He wants to be the first to hear about them. Yes, He already knows all about it, but He wants to hear about it from our perspective. How we perceive it, how we feel about it, what we're thinking. And He wants to comfort us. He wants us to first come to the throne, not the phone. He asks us to cast all our cares upon Him, not our spouse, our mother, our friends, because He cares for us far more than anyone else ever could. And He is the only One that can do anything about the things that trouble us.

Samuel was troubled over Saul's decision to turn away form the LORD. He was so distraught that he decided to forego sleep and talk to God about it, cry out to God until morning.

What has you distraught? Is anything weighing heavy on your heart? What have you done about it? Who have you talked to? To whom did you turn to first?

God wants to hear about our troubles. He wants us to cry out to Him...all night if we have to. Cry out until He answers, or brings resolve, or gives direction, or grants peace.

Thank You Jesus for never taking a break and never closing an eye to sleep. Thank You that no matter the hour I call, You are always and forever there for me with open ears and a compassionate heart when I have need. In Your precious name I pray, amen.

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