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She stepped off the curb, texting as her head bopped in rhythm to the music playing in her ears, oblivious to the car careening from the right.
Across the street, Kara jumped to her feet. She’d been waiting for the next bus when she noticed the young woman.
She waved her hands in the air. “Hey, lady! Watch out.”
The young woman kept going still texting, still bee-bopping.
Kara jumped up and down, flailing her arms. “Lady! Listen to me.” She raised her voice as loud as she could.
Others stopped and looked in the direction Kara pointed.
They too yelled.
But the woman couldn’t hear.
Do you ever feel God doesn’t hear you? Why pray? Is He listening?
We’ve all been there. Rough situations come across our path. We get that disturbing diagnosis from the doctor, our spouse says they’re not happy and wants out, our child is being bullied, we lose our job, etc.
I could go on and on. No matter what the circumstance, the pain is the same. It’s heart wrenching. Tough. Inconceivable.
This week the residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta are facing the toughest situation I’m sure they’ve ever had to encounter. Raging fires ripped everything away from them. They’ve had to evacuate their city. Leave their life behind. Does God hear their cries?every cry
I believe He does. I can’t always explain why things happen, but God listens.
Jim Brady wrote this song for his sister when she was diagnosed with cancer. She was facing her own gut-wrenching situation. He sang it at a recent concert Jeff and I attended. Tears ran down my cheeks as I thought of my own brother. Murray fought the fight on his knees. He praised God through it all with his dear wife at his side.
Did God pay attention to our sobs? He did and gave us a peace only He can give. A peace His children can have when they rest in His arms.
He does hear every cry, so reach out to Him.
Let’s fall on our knees. Surrender our tears to Him.
And let Him wash us with His peace.
What are you going through right now? How can I pray for you?
Every Cry is Heard by Jim Brady
The words in this song are powerful. Listen closely and be blessed. Thanks Jim for your amazing song!



  1. Loretta Eidson

    There was a time I didn’t feel He was listening so I screamed at the ceiling. At other times I whispered my prayer. Truth is, He hears regardless of my situation. Thank you for this post, Darlene.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Hi, Loretta. Yes, there are times when we all do the same. We scream, shake our fist, and yell at God. But He has big shoulders and can take it. 🙂 He wants us to reach out to Him. You’re right . . . He does hear no matter what our situation is! Thanks for stopping by! xo <3

  2. Susan Steeves

    Wow sissy what a powerful post and song that shares these truths.Tks for sharing your heart in these words.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      Thanks, Sissy. This song is powerful. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Steph Beth Nickel's Blog

      I’ve whispered and shouted as well. So thankful for a patient, loving heavenly Father who understands and listens not only to our words but also to our heart.

  3. Steph

    Knowing the story behind the song makes it all the more powerful. Thanks for sharing, my friend.

    • Darlene L. Turner

      You’re welcome! Yes, God listens whether we whisper or shout! Thanks for stopping by.


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