Today I was reading one of my favorite Psalms and I was led to share this message for everyone to reflect on. The good news is that even when we have messed things up at one time or another and if we call out to God, He will always hear us. How easily God could tell us, “That is your problem. You deal with it.” But when people cry out to Him, He is always ready to answer!
“When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.” Psalm 91:15
How valuable is a relationship with God? More than words can ever fully describe. However, in Psalm 91, the Lord gives us a list of some of the things He will do for those who call upon Him: And I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.” Psalms 91:15-16 (NKJV) Let’s break this down and specifically look at these benefits that belong to those who call upon the Lord.
First, we see that there’s the promise of responsiveness. God says, “I will answer.” Few things are worse than waiting for a response to an e-mail , text or voice message that never comes. Nobody appreciates feeling like they’ve fallen through the cracks. But God’s not like that. He answers when we call.
Second, the Lord promises to accompany us through our times of trouble. He’s not a fair-weather friend who ditches or bails when we’re going through rough times. He sticks by us through good times and bad, through thick and thin.
Third, we find that He not only stays with us through our trials but will also deliver us from them. He isn’t just a shoulder to lean on, He can actually effect change on our behalf! We could go on and on.
He also promises to honor us, to sustain us with longevity, to satisfy us with a quality of life we could never find on our own, and to reveal His salvation to us, which extends into eternity. The benefits of our relationship with God literally never end. He responds, He accompanies, He delivers, He honors, He sustains, He satisfies, and He saves. That’s a relationship there’s just no substitute for. Lord, thank you for allowing us to have a relationship with You and for being all that You are in our lives!
Think about it… What does this passage reveal to me about God? What does this passage reveal to me about myself? Based on this, what changes do I need to make? What is my prayer for today? Call out to him now!