I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. Psalm 6:6
Seeking help sometimes takes time and a lot of effort. It is not always an easy path to getting much needed help.
There are people who are in need of government assistance that attempt to get some help. In order to attempt to qualify for the help, one must fill out dozens of pages of information, plus provide proof for all of that information. All this is done so that, maybe, he might get some needed assistance. During the process of filling out all the required paperwork, there is often a lot of groaning and tears, with fear of rejection.
David had been crying out to God about some situation in his life. He had been seeking God all night long for deliverance from his enemies. He had become weak from all the groaning and praying he had been doing. In the end, God hears his prayer and answers him.
The prayers of many people are very short quick prayers. They quickly ask God for something, then move on with life. This is often done, because one is so busy with life that he does not stop and take time to communicate with God more than a short tweet.
Although God does hear each and every short prayer, there are times He wants one to really cry out for help. Jesus was perfect, yet, He spent a lot of time praying to the Father. He spent whole nights in travailing prayer to the Father.
Some think that this is just a lack of faith to pray for a longer period of time for one thing, but this can be a show of determination to get God’s attention. It is reaching out until one gets the needed answer.
There will be times in your life when you are going through a tough time. The spiritual enemies in this world will be attacking you and you need relief. Take time to pray to God for the answer.
Do not just do a fast food take out prayer with God, but spend time in prayer seeking His mercy in your life. Do not be afraid of spending hours seeking His assistance.
It can be that God is wanting to see how much you need Him, how much you want the answer. Be willing to cry out to God and keep crying out to get an answer. He will answer in His time.
I pray today that you will know God’s voice; that you will seek God for help in every area of your life; that you will take time to pray to God; and that you will know God’s mercy in your life.