Week Thirty Five
When I Call You
When I called, You answered me; You greatly emboldened me.
Quote from Pray While You’re Prey:
“There have been many nights when I woke up with a problem, or some sudden clarity, or just wanting to talk. It was a wonderful feeling to know that I had a friend who wouldn’t curse me out for calling so late, who would listen to every word I had to say, and who would lead me down the best path that I could choose.”
Every day when I get off work, I call my mom for a daily debrief. It gives me a chance to find out about her day, give her a rundown of my day. I get a chance to vent if something out of the ordinary happens and my mom is a fantastic listener. It is a very rare occasion that she interrupts me or offers unsolicited advice. She talks and I listen. Then, I talk and she listens. It is fantastic. But, there are some times when I need someone to talk to and it is way too late to call my mom or even one of my friends.
As fantastic as it is to talk to my mommy, it is awesome to know that I have a Heavenly Father that I can call on at anytime. I really am not much of a talker anymore. I am a very introverted person and my mom is the main person with whom I talk for an extended period of time. I much prefer to write, e-mail, message, or text. And, the beautiful thing about God is that I never have to open my mouth to communicate with Him. All I have to do is open my heart.
We all need someone that we can reach out to at any time. While it is nice to have a family member or friend who we can always call, God desires to be the first Friend that we think of when we want to talk. He will always be available. If we have something great happen, He wants us to bring it to Him. When something hurts us, He wants us to bring it to Him. When we are excited, He wants us to share it with Him. When we are confused, He wants us to come to Him.
It’s not that it is wrong to speak to someone else because God can use others to speak what He needs us to hear, but God wants us to seek His face first. In the Psalm, it says, “When I called, You answered me….” How many of your friends and family members can you say that about? Even though we may have the best intentions, it’s impossible for us as human beings to be there for each other all of the time. So, thank God for God. Thank God for His omniscience and omnipresence. Thank God that He can hear me call and you call and answer all of us at the same time. He’s just good like that.
And, just like the psalmist, once we realize that when we call on the name of Jesus, something awesome is bound to happen, we can finally step boldly before the throne of grace and make our requests known to God. We can call on Him knowing that, whether it’s early in the morning, late in the evening or in the middle of the day, He will listen and He will answer. You are never alone. God hears you when you call Him.
Thank You, God for answering me
every single time I call on You.
Please forgive me for seeking help
from anyone other than You.
Lord, please help me to remember that
You will always be there for me and have my best in mind.
In Jesus’ Name,
*Scripture quotations are from the New International Version ©1984, unless otherwise indicated.