Cry Out to God It didn’t matter who or what was the source of distress – their own foolishness, the cruelty of others, disobedience, or just the pummeling waves of life – the pattern remained – and still remains – the same. We cry out to the Lord in our distress. He delivers us from our desperate circumstances. And we in turn thank the Lord for His faithful love and His wondrous works for all people. It doesn’t matter if it was my fault or someone else’s bad decision. The protocol is the same. Cry out to God. Watch God work on my behalf. Express my gratitude.