Have you ever had a day when you just wanted to vent? You just wanted to be heard? You wanted to make your cares known without any rebuttal. You don’t want any advice, guidance or sympathy. You just want someone to know you’re there and you and your problems count!
Sometimes, I cry out to God. Instead of our usual conversation, I simply cry on His shoulder. I tell God all about the hurt I have bottled up inside. I share about my fears without asking Him to calm my anxious heart. Because sometimes I don’t want any answers. I don’t want to know “how to” be an overcomer. Nor do I want wisdom or direction concerning a probing problem. I just want to cry about it. I just want to vent all the emotions, feelings and questions I have. And it’s comforting to know God is there.
He hears me.
He sees me.
He understands me.
He looks out for me.
And He cares for me… no matter how much snot comes out of my nose or not
Sure there are times I want advice and good counsel, but other times I just want to be heard. To know that I matter—me and all my concerns and worries. What’s really cool is I’m not alone. I love that the psalmist cried out to God as well.
“May my cry come before you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word”. (Psalm 119:169).
Yes, I look to God’s Word for comfort and counsel, but some days I simply pour out my heart to God and find comfort in knowing that I am heard. I am not a burden to God. I don’t annoy Him or make Him weary. I matter to Him. He cares about my sorrows and needs. So it’s okay if I need to unleash my emotions from time to time. And it’s okay for you to do the same.
What are you carrying today? Need to tell someone about it? Then make your cry before the Lord. He’s listening—because your cries matter to Him.