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Cries in the night – He listens

October 19, 2012

It was bad and it was getting worse. I was trying to tell them that there were disastrous consequences to what they were starting to do. I was entreating them not to continue. I was trying to make them hear but no matter what I said or how I cried out to them, they weren’t hearing me. I was sobbing and reaching for them. I had to let them know …

And then the Dietz woke me up – because my murmurings had woken him up.


There was an instant relief to find that I had only been dreaming. Except that there was a lingering sense that some of that urgency and sadness wasn’t just a dream, it came from reality. And the knot in my stomach didn’t completely go away as I was awake for the day even though it was still night.

“Lord, what do I do with this sense of dread, of impending doom, that has washed over me as I slept?”


He answered me from Jeremiah 29:10-14

This is what the Lord says: I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise …

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. ….

I will be found by you …

(There are other precious word there, too; I’m just sharing the ones that gripped me this day.)


That’s what I needed to hear: He listens.


And then when I went on to read the Psalm for the day, listen to what He gave to me:

Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.

Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy,

In the day (or night) of trouble I will call to you,

For you will answer me.

You, O Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

Psalm 86


That’s what I needed to hear: He listens. He answers.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anne permalink
    October 19, 2012 11:38 am

    Thank you.


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