Psalm 116:1-2, NIV
I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.
There are many times in our lives when we need to cry out "help". Jesus is there listening to your cry. The Bible says Jesus can hear every cry from your heart. If you are in pain, if you are in difficulty, if you will cry out, "Jesus help me", He will answer you. Even if it is a silent cry from your heart, just a thought in your mind, the Bible says that God, through Jesus, knows our very thoughts. Nothing is hidden from Him.
Matthew 9:4, NLT
Jesus knew what they were thinking, so He asked them, "Why do you have such evil thoughts in your hearts?"
If people are going to do evil things, they want to do it secretly, they don't want anybody else to know, they try to hide it, but you cannot hide anything from God. When you meet somebody in the street and say, "Hello David", "Hello Misha" - "I think you are a wonderful guy Misha; I've heard all about you: I know you are a great interpreter"; that is what I am saying. So often, that is what is said to a persons face, but what they really think in their hearts is, "I didn't want to meet this guy; I want to get rid of him; I think he is terrible. I don't like his clothes. I don't like his attitude." - That is what is thought, not what is said. God knows the difference.
Luke 18:9-14, NIV
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: 'God, I thank You that I am not like other people - robbers, evildoers, adulterers - or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'
"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'
"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
It is easy to go to church, or into a religious ceremony, saying, "I love God; I serve God; I am an honest man; look at me O God, I am a good man: I give money to the poor, I never steal money, I never lie or cheat." God knows your heart. He is not impressed by your voice or your words, He knows your heart. You cannot lie to God. He knows the truth.
Matthew 9:27-30, ESV
And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying aloud, "Have mercy on us, Son of David." When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord." Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it done to you." And their eyes were opened."
The trouble with these two blind men was, they did not understand who Jesus is, because they had never seen Him with their eyes. They had only heard what somebody had said. But because they were blind, and poor, they had no job, no home, no money, they were saying, "help, help". Anyone of us today can say, "O God, help me: I am crippled; I have arthritis; I broke my arm; I am blind in one eye; I have heart trouble: help me! help me!" - And when you call, Jesus will heal you, just as He did these two blind men.