By: Pastor Ed Young
Posted: August 10, 2017
From Series: Just What I Needed
Psalm 50:15, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will rescue you and you will honor Me”.
What do we tend to do when problems come our way? We text, we phone a friend, we wonder what Dr. Phil would say, we get to Googling, or try to solve them ourselves. None of these things are bad, but they shouldn’t be our go-to response. Instead, we should call on the name of JEHOVAH! Our personal, relational, and loving God who wants us to call on Him in prayer. He is far better than Google because we don’t have to search for answers—He is the answer. In fact, the Bible refers to Him as our ever-present help in times of trouble.
Do you ever wonder if God’s thinking, “You don’t call Me enough?” He wants to hear from you. And talking to God is not like making a long distance call. It costs nothing, and all is to be gained. He is never too busy. He will never put you on hold. He will never say, “Let Me get back to you on that”. No, when we pray in the Spirit by faith, we have 24/7 access to the throne room of God. Hebrews 4:16 states, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and grace to help us in our time of need”. How great is that! Is it time for you to make that call?
JEHOVAH, I call on You for all things, knowing that the closer I draw near to You, the closer You’ll draw near to me. You are my everything and I am nothing apart from You. Today, help me to not have self-seeking motives in order to honor others in Your name.
The phrase “call on the name of the LORD” is used dozens of times throughout the book of Psalms, which is essentially a collection of prayers. So, if you’re having trouble thinking of what to say to God, refer to it and pray through various psalms.
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