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Give us aid against the enemy, for human help is worthless. With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60:11-12 NIV

Monday Mantra – the blessing of Crying Out

The New Living Translation states the opening verse this way “Oh, please help us against our enemies, for all human help is useless.” The Psalmist sized up his abilities and resources with those of his enemy and realized they were on the losing end of the fight. God was needed for victory.

Human help is good for physical problems which you may be facing. How do you handle spiritual problems? When do you include God for your need to “cry out”? How do you position yourself so that God can make a way in which there seems to be no way? Crying out precedes gaining the victory.

Gaining the victory!

  • Cry out to God. When you position yourself in prayer crying out to God for help, you have humbled yourself. 
  • Crying out reiterates your need for help and your inability to produce the results necessary for victory. 
  • Crying out is not helpless only, rather it establishes dependency on God to help.
  • Crying out is a privilege and right given to you as a child of God
  • Crying out engages your mind, will, and emotions in conversing with God
  • Crying out is a singularly focused, intense request, not a half hearted plea for help
  • Crying out exposes hidden motives and the “real reason” we are in need.  It is okay to bring confession into the crying out moments. We need not put on the airs of “good enough” when our need has broken us apart.
  • Crying out brings you close enough to God to hear His heart beating with compassion for you.

With God you will gain the victory. Where God is, that’s always where you want to be. On this Monday Mantra, may you live, breathe, and walk in the rhythm of crying out to God. There is a blessing for you on this day…cry out.

Blessings  Love y’all