Friday, September 3, 2010

Message from Sonya Berges, JH/SH Teacher

“I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” –Psalms 57:2

“O LORD, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you; incline your ear to my cry! For my soul is full of troubles…” –Psalms 88:1-3

I recently read an article that posed the question, “Do you cry out to God?”

My first response was sure, I tell him about my day, I talk with him about His direction for me, I chat with him all the time. As I continued reading the author gave an example of his frightened child the night before. The child had a bad dream and woke scared, alone in a dark room. When they cried out to their father, it was a blood-curdling scream desperate for help.

I’ve faced some frightening situations in life but when I’m honest, I didn’t really cry out to God. I talked, I asked, I may have even whined a bit, but I didn’t really ‘cry out’. God’s ok with our emotions – he gave them to us. Why do we try to hide them from him? I think it’s alright to cry, yell, or plead when the circumstance of life are overwhelming. I’m not very good at it yet, but I’m working on it.


  1. Sonya, Right on. We have an awesome Father just waiting and yearning for us to turn to Him with all of the emotion we can muster. He's a loving Father always there. Thank you for these words.

  2. Interesting!!! I never thought about CRYING OUT. I always try to keep my emotions "in check" with God. Think I might try to change!!!

  3. I think that the more we don't cry out and reveal our pain or anger, the more we prevent the Holy Spirit from processing it.

  4. Keith--I appreciate your addition here--as the HS also serves as a source of proper perspective.

    Jeff Blake


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