Luke 18:38 says, “And he cried out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!””
Sometimes in life we pray but we don’t see change. Our verse today is taken from the story of a blind man who was asking Jesus to heal him. Everyone around him tried to silence him but “he cried out” for mercy. I love that because he called on the mercy of God. God’s mercy does not weigh out our sins against our good deeds to see what we deserve. When we cry out to Him, He just steps in to help regardless of whether we deserve it or not.
There are many voices that try to stop us from crying out to God. Voices of past disappointments; I find these can be the loudest and they are usually joined by voices of doubt which tell us that maybe what we are asking for is not for us. There are also voices of guilt and condemnation which tell us that we are undeserving of what we are asking for.
No matter what voices you hear, don’t ever let them stop you from crying out to God for what you need. There is a louder voice that says, “You are worthy, cared for and loved”. A voice that says, “God is merciful, kind, always faithful and He is for you”. A voice that reminds us that Christ shed His blood so that through Him we may be the righteousness of God. That’s the voice of the Holy Spirit within us, reminding us of who we are and who God is. He reminds us that we are neither alone nor forgotten.
God wants to bless us. He wants to heal us. He wants to do these things for us more than we want them for ourselves. He won’t overstep our boundaries though. So, He waits and He listens for our voice. Cry out to Him! God will stop everything and listen, just like He did with the blind man. He loves you and He always has time for you. If you cry out to Him, He will hear you. He will answer your prayers. His mercy won’t let Him leave you where He finds you. He will come rescue you.
Have a blessed week.