WHO DO YOU CALL WHEN YOU ARE IN DISTRESS?

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“I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.” (Psalm 120:1 NIV)

Call God’s hotline.

If you’ve ever watched Batman, you’ve seen the Bat phone.  If not, check out this brief retrospective.  A bright red phone in the Commissioner’s office connects to Batman, wherever he is, whatever he is doing.  When a need arises, he’s always ready to answer the call.  If Batman isn’t near his phone, someone is that lets him know it’s ringing.  Help comes with one call.

Our “bat phone” to God isn’t physical, but it is just as real.  Everytime trouble occurs, God is waiting expectantly for the call.  If we’re struggling to pick up the phone, God gives us people who help us lift it.  They point us in His direction, knowing He is the only one with the answers for a broken heart, desperate situation or general crisis.  Dropping to our knees, humbling ourselves before God, brings divine help into our circumstances.

God’s line is always open.

No matter what time of day you call, God answers.  We may not see His response immediately, but He started responding before you ever started dialing.   He’s not surprised by your request, He’s been waiting for you to come to Him.

“With great connectivity comes great responsibility.”  Batman Retrospective Video

God is responsible for the answers.  We’re responsible for connecting.  If we don’t make the connection with God by calling on Him, we’ll never find the answers.  When we call on God, He reveals His truth to us.

Currently, a friend and I are studying Revelation chapter by chapter.  When we first began, my friend summed up the book with the words, “It brings the Old Testament and the New Testament together.”  She’s right, the deeper we study, the more we see this truth.  Why?  Because that is what the book is about, revealing the truth of Jesus.  His truth is not our truth.  What He sees, we cannot see.  Only when we connect to Him, do we begin to have glimpses of His view.

Recently, my heart took a ding over a family situation.  My first response was not calling God.  No, first I called a friend, who didn’t answer.  Then I texted another friend, also no response.  Their lack of response was what made me fall to my knees.  When I called God, He answered.  I’m not saying He immediately fixed the hurt, He didn’t.  But what reaching out to Him allowed me to do was unload the hurt and disappointment from my soul into His waiting hands.  If we don’t release our pain, we’ll eventually explode.  God can handle our misery, He has an answer.  But if we don’t call Him, we’ll never get the response.

Call God when you’re in distress.  He always answers.

Question of the Day:

Do you call God first when a problem arises?

Further Reading: Daniel 8:1-27 NIV, 1 John 2:1-17 NIV, Psalm 120:1-7 NIV, Proverbs 28:25-26 NIV

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