The Cry of Desperation

I heard an unknown voice say:

6 “I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket.
7 In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Psalm 81:6-7

Every parent I know has a keen ear and is able to distinguish between the whiny cry and the blood-curdling “I’m in danger” or “I’ve been badly hurt” cry. There’s a very clear difference between the two cries even though they are both sounds of crying.

God had heard the distress call of the Israelites while they were in captivity. He took pity on them. He rescued them clearly and decisively. They just couldn’t take it any longer, so the Lord literally moved heaven and earth to free them from bondage.

For there was another man who was desperate to the point of sweating drops of blood. Three days later the rescue was completed but not before the Savior faced death and rejection of God the Father on our behalf.

God continues to move heaven and earth for people. He knows the sound of desperation.

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