To Whom Shall We Go?
"To Whom Shall We Go?" (John 6:69 DRB)
Often people will message us, email us, etc; saying, "I have no one to talk to, no one to share my burden with, no one who has time to hear my cry. I need someone I can pour my heart out to."Â”
King David was constantly surrounded by people. He was married and had many companions at his side. Yet we hear the same cry from him: "To whom shall I go?" It is in our nature to want another human being, with a face, eyes and ears, to listen to us and advise us.
When Job became overwhelmed by his trials, he cried out with grief, "Who would grant me a hearer," (Job 31:35). He uttered this cry while sitting before his so-called friends. Those friends had no sympathy for his troubles; in fact, they were messengers of despair.
Job turned only to the Lord:
"For behold my witness is in heaven, and he that knoweth my conscience is on high.....my eye poureth out tears to God." (Job 16:20,21).
David urged Gods people to do likewise:
"Trust in him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before him. God is our helper for ever"(Psalm 61:9 DRB).
Eventually, suffering comes to us all, and right now multitudes of saints are chained down by afflictions. Their circumstances have turned their joy into feelings of helplessness and uselessness. Many are asking in their pain, "Why is this happening to me? Is God mad at me? What did I do wrong? Why doesn't He answer my prayers?"Â”
I believe in my heart that this word is an invitation to you from the Holy Ghost to find a private place where you can frequently pour out your soul to the Lord. David poured out his complaint, and so can you. You can speak to Jesus about everythingÂ—your problems, your present trial, your finances, your health and tell Him how overwhelmed you are, even how discouraged you are. He will hear you with love and sympathy, and He will not despise your cry.
God answered David. He answered Job. And for centuries he has answered the heart cry of everyone who has trusted his promises. He has promised to hear you and guide you. He has pledged by oath to be your strength, so you can go to him and come out renewed.