“Hear my prayer, O LORD, And give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner, as all my fathers were.” Psalm 39:12
When I was young, most boys were told that a man doesn’t cry. It showed emotional weakness and loss of control. A boy that cried was told he was acting like a girl! But in Psalm 86, David declared, “Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I cry to You all day long.”
Would David’s friends have told him he was acting like a girl? I doubt it! In fact, our heavenly Father wants to hear the torment… the cry of our heart. David recognized he needed the Lord’s mercy and opened his heart to Him. That was neither weakness nor loss of control.
Dear friend, if David’s tears weren’t offensive to God, neither are yours. Pour out your heart to God. Come to Him in your times of joy and times of sorrow.
By Vonette Bright
used by Permission
- The Supernatural Power of Praise
- Hailing the Chief– a story about how we all pray differently but often don’t even stop to fellowship with God while we are praying.
- The Disciplines of Prayer
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