What comfort to the heart and mind of someone in distress. To know for sure, when it seems no one else has time, takes time to care and listen, the Creator of the ends of the earth, chooses to listen intently, compassionately and caringly to you. It says of David, “this poor man cried to the Lord…” God heard the cry of desperation. Indeed worshiped by myriads and myriads of the redeemed and angelic host around His Throne, does not inhibit or “distract” Him from hearing the cry of one of His own! Remember the resurrected LORD stood when Stephen was being stoned for his identification and testimony to Him! He is not indifferent to the pain of His people. “And the LORD listened” to the cries of the Hebrews in slavery in Egypt. Their cries had arose to Him and in His time He would act to bless them and reveal Himself to them through deliverance. He would reveal Himself also to pharaoh and the nation in judgment, and surrounding nations of Who He was and is, “…The LORD!” He sees, He listens and He chooses what will be best for His sake and result in praise in eternity. “…and the LORD listened.”
Indeed He hears the cries of His people and where the heart is so broken and bruised and where as one man once shared with me over his wayward son, he could cry no more. God is good at accurately interpreting the sigh’s and cries of the brokenhearted and He needs no words to understand perfectly the cry to Him, “…And the LORD listened.” In the book of Revelation the blood of the martyrs cry out. He is not slow or indifferent but in His time He will right all wrongs for the LORD listens. Take comfort in your pain, take courage in your crying and be assured, what you have cried either verbally or even inaudibly , it can be said of you , as of David, “…and the LORD listened” to you.
At the end of your crying out to the LORD in desperation, you can arise of your face, knees or as you walk, perhaps pacing the floor over a loved one, at the end though you may “feel” nothing be assured of this blessed truth you can walk away and assuredly know “…and the LORD listened,” to you as you poured out your soul! If others ask “how are you doing…has anything happened?” You can confidently say you had an audience with and before the LORD God and you have been assured through His Word, ” … And the LORD listened.” The LORD has heard your cry. He is familiar with you and the trouble you have cried out to Him concerning. The LORD is on the case. Take comfort storm tossed and restless heart. Listen to what God says to you, “… and the LORD listened.” If He be for you who can be against you? It is in His hands now, rest in Him.
You have an Audience With The LORD.