Then you will call and the the Lord will answer. You will cry, and He will say, “Here I am.” — Isaiah 58:9
Fear of an uncertain future. A broken home. Financial ruin. Poor health. Loss of a loved one. Loneliness. Anger. Frustration. Failure. Betrayal. Job loss. A broken heart. So many things to bring sorrow and sadness in life. So many things we don’t understand. Sadly, I think most can say we have been through at least one of these life obstacles.
No one is exempt from trials in life. The old question often arises, “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?” I don’t know the answer to that question. But I do know the only man to walk this earth sinless was burdened with trials. Was it fair that Jesus was persecuted? Ridiculed? Betrayed? Crucified? Even He was not exempt. We cannot escape times of trial and suffering.
But we don’t have to do it alone.
The beauty of Christian living is not that we are free from trials, but that we have the Lord God to carry us through them. When you cry out to Him, He is there ready to give you comfort and peace. The Bible tells us that all we need do is cry out to Him and He is there. He will answer. The God of the universe, who placed all the stars in the sky. Created the heavens and earth. Is there for us as we cry out to Him.
If you are in pain today, if your heart is heavy, if you are loaded with burdens and worry, why not cry out to Him? Pull out your Bible and read God’s promises. Cry out to Him in prayer. He is waiting to hear from you. Let Him carry your load. Let Him ease your troubled heart. Let Him bring you peace that passes understanding.