Sunday, November 7, 2010

Answering Service: 24 X 7

Verse for Today: Sunday, November 07, 2010

Psalms 50:15 - Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you and you will honour Me.

It is fascinating to see the God of the universe coming to the puny little man and challenging him to call upon this great God in the face of his greatest troubles in life. God presents Himself as a willing, available and powerful God to meet man's needs no matter what they are. God also warns man that he will have times of troubles and difficulties. God guarantees that He is available for man to avail Him and His mighty power to rescue man no matter what the troubles are. God acknowledges that man lives in a world full of troubles which came upon man as a result of his sinfulness. When he disobeyed God and committed sin, man invited trouble to himself and all that he has. So today man has physical, financial, emotional and spiritual trouble. God reminds man that in order for man to qualify to call upon God, man has to first call upon God to remove his sin and curse by accepting God's provision for the salvation of his soul. Such people who have received God's forgiveness for their sins against God are those who have direct access to God at any time. This is because they are now born into the family of God and have become His children. As their Father, God is available and accessible to them for any of their needs. So when the children of God go through troubles of any nature, they have the privilege and prerogative to call upon God for help. They have a Heavenly Rescuer to approach to save them from physical, emotional, environmental and social troubles of various kinds because they live in a sinful world around them. The enemy of their soul will always try to create troubles of various kinds for them so that their Christian life can be a defeated life. The enemy will try to confuse their pathways and lure them to sidetrack from walking in the perfect will of God. The enemy will fight with them by using weapons of flesh and sin and thus try to plunge the child of God into despair. But the child of God does not need to wallow in despair, but to call upon God their Father and He will send help at the right time. He will rescue His children and will not allow them to be drowned in the sea billows of this world. He will help them solve their problems and come out victorious in the warfare they have with the enemy of their souls.

Dear friend, are you going through some trouble in your Christian life? Perhaps it is trouble from outside through other people used by the enemy. It could also be trouble in your soul through confusion, cares, doubt, indecision, worldliness, fleshly desires, behavioral problems like anger, irritability, moodiness, discord or conflicts with dear ones or at work place, or something else which is unique in your own situation. No matter what it is, you need to acknowledge it as a situation of trouble in your life which is hindering your spiritual life and from which you crave for a release. If the efforts you have taken to get out of your trouble have not yielded the desired results, it is better not to mess it up further by self management, but hand it over to your Father in Heaven. He is interested, willing and capable of handling it Himself and will be able to rescue you from the current situation. All you have to do is to call upon Him. He has promised to be available to those who call upon Him any time. It is still not too late for you to call upon Him in prayer and ask Him to come and help you out of the present mess that your life is in. If you hand your situations over to Him, you cannot also meddle with it at the same time. Once you hand your problems over to Him and allow Him full freedom to solve it for you, you can confidently take your hands off and leave it at the Throne of Grace. There is a solution for every difficulty in the Throne Room of the King of kings. As soon as you call upon the Lord, He will give orders to His servants in Heaven to get into your situation to clean up the mess and solve it according to the wisdom of the Father. Hand your life over to the Lord and see the world of changes that He can bring over to your situation for His glory. So when you get a release, you will know that it is fully because of the Father and not because of your smartness, and it will cause you to give all glory and honor to Him and Him alone.

Psalms 34:15 - The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry.

Thought for Today
The Lord will not sit inactive when His beloved children cry unto Him in times of trouble.

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