Hear my cry oh Lord, attend unto my prayers. From the end of the earth, will I cry unto you. And when my heart is overwhelmed, please lead me to the rock, that is higher than high, that is higher than High. Psalm 61: 1 - 2
Desperate situation requires desperate and concerted efforts and actions for the desired change to come. Nothing in life is free. Even salvation is not free. I know you didn't pay a dime for salvation but JESUS paid in FULL.
Similarly, divine intervention is free but there's always a prize to pay - though not financial. For if the prize is financial, the poor will never receive any assistance. I'm glad to say that there is a God in the Heavens who is a friend to the poor and the needy.
Matt 5: 3 - in the beatitudes, the first message from Jesus to the multitudes was 'Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The cries of the poor will always be attended to by God.
Psalm 34: 18 - the Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Luke 18: 1 - 8 relates to us the story of the widow and an earthly judge - please read it. Vs 7 - 8a says 'And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Christ hates cheating and He will always attend to such cries urgently.
Beloved, are you poor in spirit, poor in health, poor financially and poor in companionship? Are you lonely in the midst of multitudes, drained emotionally and low on joy and peace? Is your heart filled with hurts and pains - Jesus is a very present help. Enough of crying to hopeless and helpless men who cannot help themselves. Cry to Jesus. Call upon me in the day of trouble. Psalm 50:15. You can't be going through any of the above situations and be happy. Surely and certainly, you are a candidate for His attention. Do you know He is waiting to Help you if only you will cry?
Beloved, blind Bartimeaus cried, he was not denied. Infact, the king of Kings stopped every other business to attend to Him.
In Acts 7; Stephen had a vision of heaven as he was being stoned to death - he saw Jesus STANDING on the throne. WoW!!! Jesus is ALWAYS empathic towards those who are in need and all is waiting for is your cry. If ONLY and ONLY you will cry, you shall be heard.
Beloved, the comforter is waiting...He will arise, avenge, restore and make your Joy to be FULL.
Shalom and Blessings!!!
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