HE HEARS MY CRY
BY: RAY PRINZING
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” (Psalm 40:1-3)
AS the pressures of the emptiness within begin to bear down upon us, in time we cry unto the Lord. The Hebrew here is “LOUD CRY”. Interestingly that Jesus also was ‘in all points tempted like as we are”, though without sin. And when He left the realms of Glory in the bosom of the Father, he emptied Himself, “made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” (Phil. 2:7) Then, “in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications WITH STRONG CRYING AND TEARS unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard…” (Heb. 5:7) He experienced the travail of the soul to its very depths, and knew the wrenching of that cry from deep within. He also came forth out of the “valley of the shadow of death” with resurrection life and glorious victory.
In all the realms areas, spheres, whatever – that man has tried, he found no inner peace. “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, all is vanity.” (Eccl. 1:2) The emptiness of things of the world, even of just going to meetings, the ceaseless cycles over and over again – until we have milked every experience dry, and it brings us to the place that we CRY LOUD from deep within. Only He can save us from the horrible pit of emptiness.
But He does hear, praise God, and He “raises us up together, and makes us sit together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:6) Our feet are placed upon a solid rock – a firm foundation, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and He doth establish our goings, leading onward step by step, to bring us into Himself. “That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus”. Others then shall see it, and turn unto Him who can so abundantly satisfy.