Wednesday, June 11, 2014

G is for Groanings of the heart

Groanings, what kind of word is that? These are the cries from the heart. A deep desire from the heart. Groanings are different from moanings. Both might come from pain or struggle but the difference is what you do with that pain. Groaning is a cry for help, a deep desire for change while moaning is a complaint, resigned that nothing will change.

Groanings are the cries of my heart, the unsatisfied longings from deep within us. The unsettled feelings that come from knowing that this world is not our final home. The desire to return to the Eden, to the way it was meant to be. Graonings are the restlessness within our being.

The Psalms are filled with David's groanings as he cries to God. Many times he says, listen to my cries, I cried out, or how long. Psalm 5:1 "Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning." The Psalm might begin with that cry but often it ends with praising God for who he is. Psalm 5:11-12 "But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favour as with a shield."

What are the groanings of your heart? It might be the desire for a deeper relationship with the Lord. Maybe it is a stronger faith to depend more on the Lord. It could be to see a love one come to know the Lord. Maybe it is to be free from the struggle of sin.

Groanings from the heart are good as they keep us striving, praying, depending, and growing. We are not satisfied with life as it is. We desire more. We are not accepting life as it is but seeking more of what God wants.

Take your groanings to the Lord. He does not tire of hearing us. He is the one who can help.


1 comment:

  1. Purposing to take my groanings to God rather than friends! ;)



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