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Psalm 40:12: God is Listening

Friday, June 28, 2019

Lord, do not withhold your compassion from me; may your enduring kindness ever preserve me. 

There are lots of times – and they seem to last for too long – when it feels as though God does not listen.  I know that God is everywhere, including within me, but there are days and weeks and months and even years when I feel as though I walk entirely alone.  Why does he not hear my crying?

God says: Believe it or not, I do hear you, and I understand how you feel.  I came to earth to live as one of you so that you might believe me when I speak to you.  I love you so much that I have been willing to suffer as you do.  I too, have felt alone, misunderstood and maligned.  But do not worry.  Even though your grief has brought you to a place where you feel no warmth and no compassion, I am with you.  I have always been with you.  I will always be with you.  I will never abandon you.  I will save you from the fear that grips you.  Let go of that fear so that I can take it away from you to put it in a place from which it will not escape.  I have that power.  I have that love for you.  I will preserve you.  Come to me and lay your worries at my feet.  Then rest awhile with me.  I am here.  I have always been here.  I will always be here.

Wishing you a bit of peace so that you might feel God’s love and compassion.

A re-post from June 14, 2012.

Image from: http://rowenleaf.blogspot.com/2011/11/conversations-with-muses.html

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