“Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my king and my God, for to You do I cry.” Psalm 5:1-2
Every mother is affected by the sound of a baby—particularly her own baby—crying. The sound immediately wakes a mother from the deepest of sleeps or pulls her from whatever task she is doing to her baby’s side.
In this Psalm David is asking the Lord to give attention to his cry, to listen to him, to give consideration to what he, David, is asking.
And God heard David’s cry, just as a mother hears the cry of her baby. God pays attention when a child of His cries out. He turns His attention to us whenever we ask.
God hears us even when we do not have words to describe what we are going through or what we need. The Spirit hears us when all we can do is groan in sorrow or discouragement or pain; “We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Romans 8:26
We are so blessed to be able to go to the Lord in prayer with the confidence that He will hear us, and that He will give us attention, even if we don’t have the words.
I’m also blogging at Home is Where the Mom Is. Today’s entry is titled
“Expectations—Revising Unrealistic Ones.”