God Hears the Cries of His Children
"God is a father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in His holy habitation." Psalm 68:5
Archives of D.L.Moody - My little boy has three calls. He opens the study door and calls, "Papa." I pay no attention to him because I know it is merely to attract notice. Again he comes throwing the study door open, and running in, he calls, "Papa, look here, I have something to show you." I know by his call that he is really in earnest, and I turn to share in his joy.
He has still another call; when he is in the garden he may meet with an accident; in a quick and distressed voice he calls, "Papa." Then I know by this third call that my child is in trouble, and I am out of the house in an instant, and by my boy's side, doing what I can to help him.
In like manner God deals with us. We sometimes call to Him, scarcely meaning anything by our call and never looking for or expecting a reply. Then, again, we wish to call the Lord's attention to some unexpected joy or pleasure which we have received. He listens to us because He delights to share in all that concerns us. But, dear friends, how quickly the Lord will come to the call of one in distress! He knows all the different calls of His children, and specially those in trouble, for has He not promised, "Call upon Me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee." Psalm 50:15
"Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. 23If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry; 24And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless." Exodus 22:22-24
Wicked rich men or wicked politicians ...
Micah 6:12-13; James 5:1-6
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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