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.