Call on God

August 7, 2018

Jeremiah 33:3… Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

            My friend, Bill, has been challenging me, saying, “Why do you only write from the New Testament?” I put that in my thinker and decided that I write from the New Testament because it speaks to me more readily. But today, when I started reading, I made it a priority to find something in the Old Testament. Today’s reading was: Judges 17, Psalms 5, Jeremiah 33, and Mark 2&3. I was a bit stumped, and was about to write from Mark, when my wife interrupted my thoughts and mentioned the verse above. I prayed about it and decided it fit today’s thoughts and perhaps will speak to you as well.

            The verse above, was spoken to Jeremiah, seemingly to get his attention and keep him on track with his prophesying. But it is elsewhere in the Bible too:

Psalms 91:15… When he calls to me I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

            Who is “him” in this verse?

Psalms 91: 1,2… He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”

            Yesterday, some dear friends of ours faced a dilemma over which they had no power. But, they would be severely affected by the outcome of the dilemma. They called and asked if they could gather with us and some prayer people to talk to God about their situation. We agreed, and last night we were in a circle praying with some people. Today’s verse fits that event perfectly.

            There were so many things we didn’t know about the situation. So, we called on God, who knows all things, and we went to bed later, trusting Him to take care of the things we didn’t even know about. That is a description of “trust” that we can hold on to. “Who ya gonna call?” When doubt begins to clutter your mind, call on God, who is never confused and never doubts. Live in relationship with Him. He is not just “somewhere out there”… He lives in our hearts in the person of the Holy Spirit. Know Him. Dwell in His shelter.