Psalm 38:9

 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; and
my sighing is not hidden from you.


I just love that God chose to let us know that not even our sighing is hidden from Him.

Have you ever been in a season of life where deep sighs seem to carry you from moment to moment??  I sure have.

Grief brings deep sighing.

Stress is often accompanied by deep sighing.

Regret leads to deep sighing.

The burden of huge decisions can also cause deep sighing.

Thankfully, God hears all of these sighs.

In our moments of deepest pain where we often feel all alone and overwhelmed, we have a God who sits with us.......listening to our heavy sighs.

And I just have to believe that as we breathe in deeply, He somehow slips in with our breath and tries to fill us up with Him.  As we long for life to change, I believe that God is leading us to long for Him.

So, if you find yourself this morning feeling out of sorts in any way and if these feelings are bringing you sighs of any kind, remember God is sitting with you and He longs to be your Answer to your questions, your comfort in your sorrow, your hope in your despair, your everything in  your nothingness, your strength in your weakness, your joy in your sadness.......

Breathe in deeply and sigh.......

God hears you and He understands.

Even Jesus sighed and God listened.

Mark 7:31-35

Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through

Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the

region of the Decapolis.  There some people

brought to him a man who was deaf and could

hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand

on the man.

After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus

put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit

and touched the man's tongue. He looked up to

heaven and with a deep sigh said to him,

"Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!" ).

At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was

loosened and he began to speak plainly.

Thankful for a Savior who truly walked the same earthly road as us.......a road that brought Him to the point of sighing,


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