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I Cried to Him With My Mouth

September 28, 2014

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I Cried  to Him  With My Mouth

We all have times  of great need.     So,  what do we do  in our times  of need?     Do we worry  —  fret  —  complain  —  get angry?     Both Jesus and a psalmist show us  the right way.     We remember  who God is  —  His almighty power  —  the greatness  of His love  and faithfulness  —  and His wisdom in allowing certain things  to take place  in our lives,  so that we may  draw closer  to Him.

The psalmist wrote  about his feelings  during his trials  and needs.     Throughout it all  he fully trusted  in the LORD  to know how  to lead him through those times  of oppression.     Never did he imagine  it was wrong  for the LORD  to allow  these fearful times  to be  in his life.     Quite the opposite.     In the midst  of his troubles,  he blessed the LORD.     In Psalm 66:17,  he wrote,

I cried  to Him  with my mouth,
And He was extolled  with my tongue.

There are two things going on  at the very same time.     Because he was  in great need  of help  and strength,  he  “cried  to Him  with my mouth”.     And,  right along  with that cry  for help,  “He was extolled  with my tongue”.     His cry  for help  was loud  and vocal.     And his praise  was for everyone  to hear.     To “extol”  is to raise one up  and honor him  so that everyone  will know  how great  and exalted he is.     In this case,  the LORD is “extolled”  for the greatness  of His love,  wisdom,  and power  to help.     The psalmist did this because he trusted the LORD,  and rejoiced  over the LORD’s promise  to help.

We see the same joy  in Jesus,  as Hebrews 12:1-2 records,

…let us also   lay aside  every encumbrance  and the sin  which so easily entangles us,  and let us run  with endurance  the race  that is set before us,  fixing our eyes  on Jesus,  the author  and perfecter  of faith,  who for the joy  set before Him  endured the cross,  despising the shame,  and has sat down  at the right hand  of the throne  of God.

Jesus had a special,  strong,  inner  “joy”  as He hung  on the cross  and died  for our sins.     He knew  that His suffering  would result  in the full payment  for all  of our sins.     His  “joy”  was in being able  to free us  from the results  of all our sins.     There is  “joy”  in love and truth.     It’s the kind of  “joy”  both Jesus  and the psalmist had.     Jesus despised  “the shame”  of hanging  on a cross  because He knew His innocence  and our great need  for forgiveness.

As we cry  for God’s help,  let us also extol God’s love,  mercy,  and power  —  and joyfully remember  how God has promised  to bring us through  our times  of trouble.     Resting  in God’s love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for showing us  in Your word  that You do,  indeed,  keep Your promises.”

Love,
Margaret

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