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Key Verse

  • Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8 NKJV


1. David

  • My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say to me, “Where is your God?” When I remember these things, I pour out my soul within meFor I used to go with the multitude; I went with them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast. Psalm 42:3-4 NKJV
  • I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord;
    I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.
    I pour out my complaint before Him;
    I declare my trouble before Him. Psalm 142:1-2 AMP

2. Hannah

  • “No, my lord,” Hannah replied. “I am a woman oppressed in spirit. I have not had any wine or strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD. 1 Samuel 1:15 BSB
  • Because the LORD had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival would provoke her and taunt her viciously. And this went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the LORD, her rival taunted her until she wept and would not eat. 1 Samuel 1:6-7 BSB
  • In her bitter distress, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears. And she made a vow, pleading, “O LORD of Hosts, if only You will look upon the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, not forgetting Your maidservant but giving her a son, then I will dedicate him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall ever come over his head.” 1 Samuel 1:10-11 BSB

3. Psalmist

A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the Lord.

  • Hear my prayer, O Lord, And let my cry come to You. Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble; Incline Your ear to me; In the day that I call, answer me speedily. Psalm 102:1-2 NKJV

Encouragement to pour out your heart

  • “Arise, cry out in the night, At the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him For the life of your young children, Who faint from hunger at the head of every street.” Lamentations 2:19 NKJV