Call On The Lord!

Out of my distress, I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.” Psalm 118:5 ESV

Can you recall a difficult situation that you recently endured? Did you lose income due to having to stay home during the pandemic? Perhaps, you have been dealing with a chronic health condition and are waiting for answers from doctors. Today I want to encourage you to take comfort that no situation is out of God’s control. When we call out to Him, He will be there!

The Lord will always be on the side of His people. The apostle Paul writes in the book of 2nd Timothy, “But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death. Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.” (2 Tim 4:17-18 NLT) While we are not exempt from difficulties here on earth, God is always with us. Our trials and tribulations build our trust and dependence on Him.

Our God is a God who serves, helps, and loves us with a steadfast love. In Philippians 2, verses 3-11, we can learn how to love and serve others first, rather than looking to our own self-gain. We see a concrete example of this when Jesus washes the feet of His disciples hours before He is handed over to be crucified.

Finally, the Lord is our refuge. 2 Samuel 22:3 illustrates this beautifully. “My God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence.” (‭NLT‬‬)

When we turn to God, he hears our prayers, appeals, and requests. If you are walking through a trial, take comfort in understanding that no situation is out of God’s control. By placing our lives into His hands, we have the freedom to know that He has already walked the road called for us and will work everything out in His time. 

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