In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? — Psalm 120:1 – 3
It was not so long ago that I recall reading the story of a man who was being discussed in the news for something he had said years ago. What he said was not good, but it was said many years ago. Now, over 30 years later, he was being forced out of a job and ridiculed in the news stories.
The interesting thing was that this man had obviously changed his life. Since he had made those statements, he had professed his faith in God. That didn’t matter to anyone. I can only imagine the feelings that this man had. There was a lot of noise going on around him and I wonder if he felt like no one could hear him above the noise.
That seems to be the same situation that the psalmist is writing about here. He starts out by saying that he was able to call out to the Lord and that the Lord heard him. Why was he calling out and needing to be heard? Because the psalmist felt surrounded by a lot of noise. Lying lips, deceitful tongues, and those who wished to slander him. The psalmist asked God for deliverance from these things.
Have you ever felt like that? You feel like the noise around is so great and attempting to destroy you any way you turn. The circumstances of life can often leave us simply wanting to be heard above all the noise. I am so glad that our God is a God who listens! He cares about His children and wants to hear from them.
When it seems that no one else cares or that no one else is listening, God is there. Don’t be discouraged by all the noise going on around you. Simply call on God and He will hear you! He can hear you above all the noise.
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