“Some wandered in the desert, lost and homeless. Hungry and thirsty, they nearly died. ‘Lord, help!’ they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress. He led them straight to safety, to a city where they could live.”
Psalm 107:4-7, NLT
Often our tendency is to complain against God and to get angry with people. We hold pity parties for ourselves. It seems like the last thing we do is to cry out to God. But often the circumstances is not the real problem. The problem is a heart that has grown hard, and a pride that no longer will allow tears.
Did you know that Jesus cried out to God? When people cam against Him and He felt He was all alone, Jesus cried out to the Father. People ask, “How could Jesus, who is God, hit rock bottom where He had to cry out to God?”
Although Jesus was fully God, He was also fully man. The Lord was not immune from hurt. He experienced all the pain of fallen humanity so when He hit bottom He went to His knees. Jesus knew it was His only hope to cry out to the Father in order to remain usable and not to succumb to a heart that had grown hard.
If Jesus came to the Father with his tears, maybe you and I could too. God says that he will never despise a broken and contrite heart.
God uses broken things; Broken clouds to bring rain,
Broken grain to bring bread, And broken bread that brings life.
QUESTION: When was the last time you went to the Father loud and crying, with a broken heart and a life that cannot be solved on your own? Can you remember the last time you knelt before God and opened up the wells of your broken heart to Him?