“Hear my cry, O, God! Attend unto my prayer” (Psalm 61:1).
There are times and seasons when the “heart is overwhelmed”, and we desperately need to be led to “the Rock that is higher” (Psalm 61:2). That Rock of Ages where we can hide and find refuge in times of trouble.
These times of trouble may come from the stresses of life in relationships, accidents, sickness and matters of law that press us beyond measure. They come to all of us and sometimes we are not prepared; we are caught off-guard, unsuspecting and shocked. We scramble for answers and cry unto the Lord in desperation.
When Heaven is Quiet: There may also be the quietness of heaven from which we cannot seem to hear or receive. There is no vision, no dream, no word, no communion, no conversation. We cry from our loneliness, heartache, fears, doubts, questions and curiosities. The silence compels us to call out, Hear my cry, O God! Attend unto my prayer, even as David in his time of distress. Sometimes we are like the child playing in his pen with the mother out of sight. The child cries, “Mom!” The mother responds from another room, “I am right here, baby”. The child does not respond, they just wanted to know mom was near, and just wanted to hear her voice. The quietness of heaven may cause us to call, “God,” “Father,” “Jesus,” “Lord”! Quietness does that sometimes. What daughter has not called her dad, just to hear his voice.
Are you going through such a time or season, when you need to hear from heaven? Remember, “we walk by faith and not by sight” (II Corinthians 5:7). We walk by faith and not by hearing, touching, tasting, smelling or by sight. None of the senses, for God is Spirit. With Him our relationship is intuitive, not sensual, spiritual, not after the flesh. We walk by faith, “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).
Crying From the Spirit: Our emotions are important, but ultimately, we must be governed by a higher realm. Our cries must come from the spirit and not from emotional insecurities. We must cry in the Spirit from the Spirit of the Son within. “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba Father” (Galatians 4:6).
Crying from the “Spirit of the Son” is the best place, the higher place, the Rock that is higher than our emotions. Here there are no dropped calls, disconnects, or separation. Here there is constant communion in faith, confidence, trust and security. Here there is constant love, peace, comfort and joy. Here the desperate call is answered. Here there is believing we have been heard and if heard than we have the petition (cf. I John 5:15).
“Hear my cry, O God!” Thank you, Lord. Blessed be your Holy Name!