I cried to the Lord

I Cried to the Lord


‘To the Lord I cry aloud,
and he answers me from his holy hill.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.’

                                                                        Psalm 3:4-5

            Have you ever cried out with your voice to the Lord? I’m sure that you have. Why, O Lord, has this happened to me? Why have I lost my loved one? Why did this accident happen to me? Why am I so ill? Why all this pain? Why have I no energy? Why did this business enterprise fail? Why can’t I understand my partner, my child, my family, my boss? Why didn’t I get that job?

Why? Why? Why? Have you reached, like I have in times of crisis, the point where no longer does the voice merely cry out – but the whole being is swept away in a flood of tears. Have you reached that point where you feel that your heart must literally break?

It is in that broken-ness of heart that our Lord answers with His quiet, peaceful voice. His touch of comfort comes wafting down from His holy mountain, anointing your heart, caressing your soul and allowing you to lie down and sleep. “Be quiet and still,” whispers the Father, “and know that I am your God.” Sleep in His arms; let them enfold you. And you will awake from your nightmare, knowing that it is God who sustains you.