When challenges present themselves do you try to solve the problem yourself, or find someone to help you? Do you know what the Bible says we should do? Immediately call on the God who promises to save us.
Charles Spurgeon writes:
“So why don’t I call on His name? Why do I run to this person or that person, when God is so near and will hear my faintest call? Why do I sit down to plot my own course and make my own plans? Why don’t I immediately place myself and my burden on the Lord?
Straight ahead is the best way to run, so why don’t I run directly to the living God? Instead, I look in vain for deliverance everywhere else, but with God I will find it. With Him I have his royal promise “I will be saved” (Joel 2:32). And with Him I never need to ask if I may call on Him or not, for the word “everyone” is all encompassing. It includes me and means anybody and everybody who calls upon His name. Therefore I will trust in this verse and will immediately call upon the glorious Lord who has made such a great promise.
My situation is urgent, and I cannot see how I will ever be delivered. Yet, this is not my concern, for He who made the promise will find a way to keep it. My part is simply to obey His commands, not to direct His ways. I am His servant, not His advisor. I will call upon Him and He will deliver me.”
What problems are invading your life, robbing you of rest and joy? Turn those over to Jesus, drop them at the foot of the cross, and mediate on Joel 2:32 as you lean heavily on Him.
Our capacity for knowing God is enlarged when we are brought by Him into circumstances that cause us to exercise our faith. So when difficulties block our path, may we thank God that he is taking time to deal with us, and then may we lean heavily on Him. -Streams in the Desert