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God Listens to Us and Understands Our Pain

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Dean Butler

Imagine talking to God like you talk to a close friend. When we talk to God, He really listens. It's not just words to Him; He cares about what we're going through. The Bible says in Psalm 34:17-18, "The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, And rescues them from all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit." This shows that when His people ask for help, God hears them and saves them from their troubles. He's especially close to those who feel sad or broken.

Now, think about Jesus. He's like a bridge between us and God. He knows what it's like to be human and go through tough times, just like us. The Bible in Hebrews 4:15 says “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things just as we are, yet without sin.”  Jesus understands our weaknesses because He faced similar struggles, but He never did anything wrong.

Knowing that God listens and understands changes how we talk to Him. It's like talking to someone who really gets us, who knows our joys and pains. It's comforting to know that no matter what we're going through, God is there, listening and caring for us.

This truth is for all God’s children who believe. It's about finding comfort and strength in knowing that God is there for us, ready to listen and help us through life's ups and downs. It's like having a friend who's always there when we need them, someone we can trust completely.

So, in simple terms, talking to God is like talking to a caring friend who listens and understands everything we're going through. It's a comforting and reassuring thought that can give us strength and hope in difficult times.

Fifty years ago, I committed my life to serving the Lord. I hold an associate degree in Christian Education and a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling. I live by 1 Corinthians 9:16, and Ephesians 3:7-8. In my retirement, I focus on studying and sharing the teachings of God’s Word with others. Besides writing this Blog, I maintain 3 Facebook pages dedicated to spreading the Word of God. Email Dean:

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