On one special occasion, Queen Elizabeth, decided to honor a nobleman for his service by giving him a ring. As she presented him the ring she said, “If you are ever in trouble, send the ring to me and I will help you.”
But there is one who is much more powerful than a king or a queen, a president or a premiere who is available to us: “The Mighty One, God, the Lord,” declared the Psalmist. “Call upon Me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you and you will honor Me,” is His enduring promise.
The language of The Mighty One is very significant. He did not say, “Don’t call me – I’ll call you when I have time.” Nor did He say, “That problem’s insignificant” or “Your concern does not matter to me,” or “I’ll refer that to someone else later.” Our God, who is richer than the richest and stronger than the strongest and the greatest friend we can have, says to each of us, “Call me when you are facing troubles and need help. I’m always available.” Is that not exciting? If you are facing a difficult problem as you are reading this “Seed” you can put it aside - right now - and He’s waiting for You to call on Him in prayer.
Not only is He available, but He gives us the assurance that He will deliver us. What good is His availability if He is too powerless to protect us, too weak to fight for us, too poor to meet our needs? Whatever trouble we are facing - large or small, ours or someone we love - He guarantees a timely, effective and positive solution. He will deliver us when we call!
But He does make one simple request of us: “You will honor me.” The goal of our prayer must not be to bring attention to ourselves for what He has done and will do for us, it must always be to bring honor to His name!
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for the hope we have in You and Your willingness to hear our prayer and Your ability to deliver us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 50:15b Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”