Daily Devotional with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
God Hears You When You Cry by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri
Scripture Reference: Psalms 34:15
““The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right; His ears are open to their cries for help.”
I remember a certain occurrence that took place many years ago. One evening, I arrived home very late from the office and unfortunately, I found that I didn’t have the door key. Needless to say, everyone else was inside sleeping. I tried knocking on the door but no one opened. I tried ringing the doorbell repeatedly but this too was not heard. So I went to the other side, yelled next to one of the bedroom windows for my brother to open the door and then seconds later, I saw him at the front door. I asked him, “You didn’t hear all of the noise I was making?” He said, “No!” I asked, “So then, what woke you up?” He said, “I heard your voice.”
For years and years the children of Israel had cried out in agony for help. They wanted to escape the torment of slavery- but despite God loving Israel, it seemed as though He was inattentive to their plea.
Till one day, the Bible tells us that God heard their cry (Exodus 3:7).You may wonder, why was God not hearing them all this time? The answer is simple. Though they may have been crying out, they were not crying out to God but crying out to each other. Just like how I kept on knocking on the door.
Tantrums, emotional fits, depression and acting out accomplishes nothing at getting God’s attention. And in the same context, complaining to your neighbor and your best friend will achieve nothing as well, as long as you negate God Himself.
God’s ears are attentive to your cries! He is near to the brokenhearted and will draw close to you when you draw close to Him. He is ready to intervene in your life and in your situation. All you need to do is ensure that you cry out to HIM. Let Him be the one to hear the cry of your heart, let God hear your voice!