Someone Who Will Listen

It has been another busy week.  It seems like I have had the opportunity to speak with one upset person after another on the phone this week.   This afternoon I spoke to a man who wanted to provide me some feedback on the service he received from our department.  He was very agitated and started spouting off some things that I knew were not accurate as he was mixing up our department with another one on the other side of the country.  While he was satisfied overall with the service he received from our company, he just had to let someone know about those “little details” that bothered him.  I apologized for his inconvenience and let him know that I would be sure that those issues were addressed.  Before I could say anything else, he said, “Thanks for listening!  I just needed to get that off my chest.  Have a great day!” and then he was gone.  I bet I didn’t say more than 20 words to him before he ended the call.  He just wanted somebody to listen.

Have you ever just wanted somebody to listen and there was nobody around to talk to?  Have you ever been frustrated by wanting to share your burdens with someone and it seemed like nobody cared enough to let you tell your story?  If so, you need to remember that we can always tell our story to the Lord.  David said in Psalm 116:1-2

Psalm 116:1  I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications. 2  Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

David had a relationship with the Lord and David knew that he could call upon Him in times of distress and anxiety.  David knew he could trust that the Lord would always listen to his cares and concerns.  Do you know that anytime day or night you can call upon the Lord Jesus Christ?  Do you know that you can cast your cares, concerns, burdens and anxieties on Him?  You can.  You can trust that if you call upon the Lord He will hear your voice.  He will listen to you.  Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.”   Oh, I hope that you are taking all of your anxieties to Him.  He is the One who is always ready to listen.

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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1 Response to Someone Who Will Listen

  1. Dotty Hartline says:

    Hi, I appreciate your messages. Thank you and thank you for the prayers for my L4L5 surgery. It has been 4 weeks and I am doing very well. No more leg pain, just tiredness from the surgery. My only negative is numbness is both of my feet (mainly toes). I am assuming this is just part of the healing process. I am not wearing a brace, so avoiding bending and twisting is difficult and at times very frustrating. However, I praise God for how well I am doing and trust Him for a return of my energy and for the fusion to soon be complete. Praise God

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