Read: Isaiah 30:15-22

The Old Testament contains many accounts of God’s people crying for help. Although their trouble was often self-imposed due to their disobedience, God was still willing to come to their aid.

The prophet Isaiah had to deliver bad news to the people of Israel, but he also assured the people that God will help His people. Isa. 30:18-19 says, “The Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you.

When Hannah cried to the Lord for children, God answered her prayer and blessed her with not only Samuel as son, but also three more sons and two daughters (1 Sam. 2:21). When blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus to have mercy on him, Jesus stopped and healed him (Mark 10:46-52). Our God is a God who listens to the cries of His people for help. Today, people all around us are in need of someone to help them. It is a high privilege to be used in the hands of God as we respond on His behalf to the cry for help.

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