Heart Cry

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
~ Psalm 34:17-18 ~

My last post spoke about boldly entering God’s throne room to obtain mercy and find grace when in need. My daughter wrote a song that expresses her need as a way of dealing with the challenges that our family is encountering. She is growing in her relationship with the Lord and as you will read, able to express what is in her heart without sugarcoating or reservation. She gave me permission to share it with you:

Heart Cry

I am poor, I am weak, I am helpless.
Waiting here for You to move,
Fear creeps in, and I can’t stand.
Waiting for the Father’s hand.

I cry to You, “Please help me!”
I’m drowning in fear.
Lord, would You please draw near?

I don’t know what comes next.
And I don’t really feel like I’ve been blessed.
The rains needs to fall for the sun to shine.

I cry to You, “Please help me!”
“Please make it clear.”
“Please, Lord, show Your presence here.”

The storm rages in the battle of souls.
Though fear charges,
You’re in control!

God, show me Your will in my life;
Please let me escape from strife.

~ by Noah A. Wieland ~

Dear Father, in heaven above, from whom come good and perfect gifts, thank You. Help us to see that the difficulties we encounter in our lives are gifts that are meant to change and conform us into the image of Jesus. Noah would have never written this song if her life was always unencumbered; she would be like a cartoon character, flat. Help her to look at this time in our lives as one of growth, though difficult; one of love, though stressful; one of joy though a trial. Help her to see Your presence in our lives every day. And protect her, Father, from the thief that comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy her. For like a wise and experienced fisherman, he is casting his line with earthly worms to hook and reel her into his kingdom. Lord Jesus, Noah is Yours. She gave herself to You at a very young age; keep her under Your wings, hold her with Your love, comfort her with Your presence, and strengthen and empower her with Your Spirit, so that she can resist the enemy who is continually prowling about her, scouting her that he may find her weaknesses, catch her unawares, and devour her.

Hear her heart’s cry, Lord Jesus! Come to her rescue! Protect her! Help her to look to You, to see that in You is hope—that “the thoughts that [You] think toward [her], . . .” are  “thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give [her] a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). In Jesus’ name, amen.

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