Our baby Cohen is just starting to pick up some simple American sign language signs to help with communication. He is also just crossing over from a sweet, innocent infant, to a toddler who realizes he has a will of his own. (Pray for me)

As I mentioned in a previous devotion, we are working on correcting a biting habit that he has currently. Again, he isn’t biting out of aggression or anger, but it still hurts! The other day, we were playing and Cohen bit me. I quickly set him down and firmly said, “NO!” He wasn’t very happy with me, so he started signing, DADDY.

That little stinker! At 20 months he knew he was in trouble with Mommy and what did he do? He said he wanted his Daddy! Ooooooh, it was too cute for words but it also made this Mommy a little bit upset!

This experience reminded me of our ability to cry out to our heavenly Father. There are examples all throughout scripture of humans crying out to God—Elijah, David, Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah, Bartemaeous, and even Jesus!

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him. And saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 56:9
When I cry unto you, then my enemies will turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

Psalm 61:2
From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

In fact, the Lord invites us to cry out to him!

Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Psalm 50:15
Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you will glorify me.

Jeremiah 33:3
Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

What a cool promise! God hears the cries of humanity, and God is faithful to answer.

Is it hard for you to cry out to God? Why or why not? Is there something in your life now that may require you calling out to God?