In my time of trouble I cry out to you,
for you will answer me.
Psalms 86:7 NET
We are so independent. Sometimes we are too independent. But the Psalmist knew that when trouble came, he found his help and deliverance from the Lord.
We don’t instinctively do that. We try to figure it out ourselves. We strive to manipulate the situation. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don’t.
But we should always ask ourselves, not just in hard and troubling times, what does God want?
He wants us to go to Him. He is our deliver.
As we go to Him, we learn to trust Him more and more. We build a history of knowing Him and seeing Him active in our lives.
Eventually, you learn that He is the first and only stop you take in your situation and trouble.
Default to Jesus!
You don’t go to the Lord in prayer easily, especially when you are in the middle of trouble, if it isn’t part of your life during good times.
However, if your prayer time is developed as a spiritual discipline, you will.
Few people read their Bible anymore. Even fewer really take the time to pray.
Be different than the rest of the world and go beyond nominal Christianity.
Jesus knew the key to His ministry here on Earth was prayer. The Son of God would often be found in His time of prayer.
What an example!
Lord, thank You for hearing my prayer. Thank You for answering them. Help me to become so comfortable in seeking Your presence that I often find myself there.