Friday, December 29, 207

Psalm 4:1, 4:3, 17:6 NIV 2011

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

 

The people criticized King David during a stressful period of history. Knowing God was faithful, he called to God for assistance. Psalm 86:7, “When I am in distress, I call to you because you answer me.” He continued in Psalm 17 based on his personal experience: God would hear his call. Why? David was His faithful servant. Psalm 116:2, “Because he turned his ear to me. I will call on him as long as I live.” Calling to God is a foundational petition of God’s people’s prayer.

 

A delayed departure to China included a stop at TAO airport to clear immigrations. Arriving at Xiamen airport in China to transit for eleven hours, as we walked to the transit lounge, I realized I’d left my handbag on the airplane in a compartment by my seat. I immediately contacted an agent with a radio. I called to God for His help. The first attempt was unsuccessful however the baggage agent was able to find my handbag. I was confident calling to God.

 

Why are we confident calling to God?

 

He listens,

S

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