And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. KJV
Mark 2:17, Jesus said “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick”. The sick needs the doctor. He must recognise the need for someone who can help him. In other words, any person who wants to be saved must first recognise that he needs a saviour. Why do we spend lot of money to equip the Police? We believe they can protect our communities. Everybody wants them to respond fast. My point is we believe those guys can protect us that is why we rely on them for our safety. If we, believers, could trust in the police for our safety and security, then I believe we should trust in God‘s power to deliver us in the day of trouble.
One thing I want us to know is God has infinite power to deliver. He is Jehovah-Mephalti – Lord our Deliverer – Psalm 18:2.
He is the ONLY PERSON who can deliver us. The three Hebrews could face the fire because the saw God as the Only Person who could deliver them. Daniel also saw Him as His Deliverer. The reason, I believe, most believers in our days don’t see God’s power to deliver is that they believe their resources could save them in the day of trouble.
Matthew 14:30-31 says But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
When Peter cried out, “Lord, save me!”, Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him. Here is what I have learnt;
when trouble comes, we don’t have search our senses for solution. Secondly, We don’t have to move around seeking for answers. What we should do is to cry out to our Maker for help. In the movie The Pilgrim’s Progress, when the Pilgrim cried out “Help! Help!!” Help came from an unknown source.
Friends, anytime trouble comes, or we are afraid of the storms of life, we must LOOK UP for help. Let us call upon the Lord and he will deliver us.
I will close with this;
O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you.
Liked the thought De Preacher of look up and call on the Lord, should be something we do all the time, thanks for the reminder.
That is very true. Our help comes from the Lord so in the day of trouble, we must look up.
God is our Strength. He is our Source.
Thank you Ron.
God bless us!