God Hears the Righteous! (Part I)
Chosen by God!
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their distress and troubles. The Lord is close to those who are of a broken heart and saves such as are crushed with sorrow for sin and are humbly and thoroughly penitent.” (Psalm 34:17-18 AMPC)
When the righteous cry for help – righteous, to me denotes relationship, known by God – we get His attention. In this verse the righteous cry for help and the Lord not only hears them, He delivers them from their distress and troubles. He doesn’t ignore our cry for help, He responds to our cry by delivering us. He’s that close to the righteous. He hears us when we call and He responds. Our broken hearts matter to Him. He is concerned to the point that He will save us from our crushed hearts and when we are sorry for our sins.
Our tears matter to God:
“You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.” (Psalm 56:8 MSG)
Lord, thank You that because of Jesus You count me as righteous. Because of this relationship I can cry out to You for help and You hear me. Thank You for not only hearing me but delivering me out of all of my distress and troubles.
Lord, I treasure that You are close to me when my heart is broken. You save me when I am crushed with sorrow. You forgive my sins when I ask You for forgiveness. Thank You for relationship that causes You to look down and see me. I love You, Abba Father.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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