Cry Out to God!
January 16, 2019
“In my distress I cried out to the Lord.” Ps 18:6 NLT
There are times in life when the best thing you can do is cry out to God from the depths of your being. Don’t worry about looking undignified, or having people think you have no faith. The psalmist said, “In my distress I cried out to the Lord…[and] He heard me.” Every parent knows that cry. It’s different; it’s not a temper tantrum or a whine for attention, it’s a cry of distress. And though it comes in the dead of night, before you know it, your feet hit the floor and you’re at your child’s side holding them, changing them, feeding them, and comforting them. That’s how God feels about you. When you get so low that you’re reaching up just to touch bottom, cry out to God! David said: “He reached down…and drew me out of my great trials. He rescued me…On the day…I was weakest, they attacked. But the Lord held me steady. He led me to a place of safety, for he delights in me” (vv. 16-19 TLB). David discovered that God was his “high tower” (v. 2 KJV). In Bible times a high tower was a place of safety where the enemy couldn’t get to you. Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (NKJV). It represents a place of security in God where you’re lifted above the threat and the circumstances. It’s where you regain your perspective; a place where you can look ahead and know this trial will soon be over. Go ahead, cry out to God and He will answer you.
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account_circle C Wilson
Praise God! Thanks Pastor Franklin for this message, I really needed it. God bless you! This is one of my go to Psalm.
account_circle Rose LeClaire
This is very encouraging. Thank you and God Bless.
account_circle Margareth Larose
So many trials...but thanks be to God who is always there to rescue us. He is my High Tower. It's good to know that in my darkest hour, I can always go to Him. He's always there. He doesn't forsake us.
account_circle Melissa De La Torre
I just found these devotionals. This church does so much more for the members than just ask for money! I LOVE THIS CHURCH! Now I see why my Aunt is a member here. I may not get to go in person (I’m in Illinois) but I’m loving it via YouTube and this site. Thank you, Pastor Franklin for following the call of Christ! And thank you for the daily videos during our fast.
account_circle Michele Brock
I love that God give us a place to escape during our trails. Nothing greater than being in His presence!!
account_circle Louie R. Baui-Oca
Abba, Father! You know my heart’s desire and the trials and struggles. Let Your presence overtake me and give me peace in my heart. I continue to my trust in You. I cry out for the salvation of my loved ones —you know all of them. Allow them to meet and accept You as their personal Lord & Savior. Your promises are true, and the Words You’ve spoken over me, let them come to pass. Delight in me, and indeed, hold me & my family fast in Your loving hands. I speak healing and breakthrough in our Spiritual, physical, emotional, mental and financial life. Nothing is impossible for Thee. I also pray for the recival in our local church as much as unity among the church leaders and the congregation. Pour out Your favor now, and by faith, I receive it and I stand in the gap and represent my family and church. I pray this in Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!