The Great One Who Hears Poor Men’s Prayers

I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears...This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.Psalm 34:4,8

That was David’s testimony. That is mine. Brother, that is yours. Is it not? Sister, is not that yours too? Well, if you have such a blessed testimony, be sure to bear it. Often do you whisper it in the mourner’s ear, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me.” Tell it in the scoffer’s ear. When he says, “There is no God,” and that prayer is useless, say to him, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” It is a pity that such a sweet encouraging profitable testimony should be kept back. Be sure at all proper times to make it known. But it is not merely ourselves. There are others who can speak well of God. And who were they? Why, all the people of God-the whole company of the saints in heaven, and the saints on earth….This poor man cried. Who was he? He was a poor man-any poor man-nothing very particular about him, but he was poor-a poor man. What did he do? He cried. That was the style of praying he adopted-as a child cries-the natural expression of pain…What came of it? “The Lord heard him.” I do not suppose anybody else did; or, if they did, they laughed at it. But it did not signify to him. The Lord heard him. And what came of that? He “saved him out of all his troubles.” Oh! is there a poor man here tonight in trouble. Had he not better copy the example of this other poor man? Let him cry to the Lord about it. Let him come and bring his burdens before the great One who hears poor men’s prayers. And, no doubt, that poor man lived to tell the same tale as he who wrote this verse. “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.”~ C.H. Spurgeon

https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/spurgeon_charles/sermons/3445.cfm

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