The 6 cries are waves your heart may cycle through
as you try to find words
to express yourself to your Savior.
Selected Scripture has been chosen for each of the waves
and collected into a beautiful FREE mini-guide.
… so it’s always available
on your device
or print the colorful pages
for posting in your own prayer space.
When you find yourself
facing the unknown,
your flesh screams for relief,
your mind races for answers,
and your heart begins to melt.
Believers know their first line
of defense is prayer.
But when your world is turned upside down,
you need help to focus your prayers.
The following sections are each devoted to one cry of the heart.
Each section features a praise song playlist, encouragement, and selected Scripture.
Click the button to go straight to the section you need most.
One of the first responses is to cry out to God.
You lay your heart bare before the Lord in an honest, transparent plea that he would hear your cries and draw near.
listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth I call to you
when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I,
for you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.
You want to know you’re not alone.
As you seek the Lord’s help for your loved one or yourself,
one of the things you’ll beg for most is an awareness of his presence and the sense of being held.
Let him in. He is near.
He hears and he cares.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Sometimes he calms the storm and sometimes he calms His child.
The God who said, “Peace be still” to the raging waves whispers the same to your heart.
Listen for that still small voice.
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
The creator of the universe is able.
More than able.
Not a single maverick molecule can stick its tongue out at the Lord and say, “You can’t make me.”
Nothing is too big for your mountain-moving Father-God.
Lean into and rely on HIS power.
1 John 4:4
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
As you praise Him through your storm,
you will discover the power, peace, and sense of his presence that envelops your praise.
For some, praise is a first line of defense.
For others, you need time to pour your heart out before getting to this point.
But you will.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
There will come a time when you will press on and move forward.
Remember that exhaustion from the stress of your ordeal — as well as setbacks — are common.
Courage doesn’t always sound like a roar.
Sometimes it sounds like a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
One step at a time.
And let steadfastness have its full effect,
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. …
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial,
for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life,
which God has promised to those who love him.
Whether you need it
for your own crisis
or to help you minister
to someone else,
download it today
so it’s always available on your device.
The beautiful, colorful pages
can also be printed and posted
in your own prayer closet or War Room.
This site and the companion mini-guide were born out of my own time in God’s waiting room.
After I had prayed for my loved one over and over, I knew I needed something more.
I’ve been teaching the Bible for decades. God’s Word is hidden in my heart, but I was amazed at how my scattered mind struggled to bring selected promises to the surface.
I hope this helps you frame the cries of your heart within the framework of the unchanging Word authored by the Creator who calls you child.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles,
so that we can comfort those in any trouble
with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
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