Recently at church, I was intrigued by the invitation song. The song number caught my attention first, 911. Then the song began, and I realized how perfect that number fit with the song. The song was “Bring Christ Your Broken Life.” (On a side note I do realize that not every songbook is the same with the same song on page 911.) This song combined with the powerful song number stayed with me and really made me think.
When there is an emergency what is everyone taught to call from the time they are old enough to pick up a phone, 9-1-1. When there is trouble beyond what we can take care of and we need immediate help, who do we call? Hint, it isn’t the Ghostbusters. We call 9-1-1. When life is falling down around us and we need professionals who are trained in rescue situations, we call 9-1-1.
As Christians, do we realize that we have a 9-1-1 that we can call for when our spiritual and emotional life is falling apart? We have a someone that will always be there for us and is beyond perfectly capable of dealing with whatever situation we bring to Him. Do we take advantage of this amazing ability to seek His help when we need it?
“‘Call to Me, and I will answer you.” Jeremiah 33:3a
God will always be there to answer our call. Jeremiah was sitting in a prison cell, the lowest of lows when he remembered the words of God.
“Moreover the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time, while he was still shut up in the court of the prison, saying, 2 “Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it (the Lord is His name): 3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you.” Jeremiah 33:1-3a
When we are in our lowest of lows do we reach out to God? When our life is in a state of chaos and confusion, do we call to Him for help and guidance? When we are in panic mode because of situations beyond our control, do we call the One who controls everything? When our life is broken do we bring it to Christ to be restored?
One of my favorite chapters in scripture is Psalm 46. I find it so reassuring and verse 10, in particular, is one I go to when I am feeling overwhelmed and unsure. When I need help in times of trouble, that verse is a reminder to me of who is there with me.
In Psalm 46, David spoke of our help. In verse one he refers to God as “a very present help in trouble.” He is always present! He is always available. When we need Him not only is He there, He was there before we even asked Him to be! Our help doesn’t leave our side!
If you find yourself in times of trouble. If you need His ever-present help. Remember to call to Him and He will answer. Lean on the Rock that is unmoving. He will be your strength! He will help you! Remember even when the earth is being removed from under your feet, when the waters and storms roar, God is there! Be still and know that He is God and that God is there for you!
Read Psalm 46 and be encouraged in your troubles.
1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the
5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
6 The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has made desolations in the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
11 The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.”
In Christian Love,