I woke up and even before grabbing my coffee, clicked on Pandora which immediately began pouring beautiful praise and worship music through my computer. Although I knew that the day would not be as “quiet” as most days before I have a speaking engagement, I planned to start it off right. Time with the Lord “filling up” before spending the evening “pouring out” to the women to which I would be ministering.
After a few minutes of just sitting in His presence a nagging thought began to run all over my quiet peace. Something I needed to do, had forgotten to do, and was afraid that I would forget to do again if I didn’t do it right that minute.
Once I began to do that thing which I needed to, my morning time became consumed with the task. My next glance at the clock revealed that it was time for me to get moving toward the responsibilities of the day.
We talked again, the Lord and I, as I traveled in the car. A continuation of the conversation we had been having for awhile about the evening’s event, the women that would be attending and my desire to be a blessing to them while honoring Him. It was short and sweet but a conversation had none-the-less.
I’ll spare you the details of the rest of my day but believe me when I share that it was one of the most crazy stressful days I have had in a long time. My car breaking down right in the middle of carpool was the beginning and it all went downhill from there.
In a crazy whirlwind of events it wasn’t until I was in route to the ministry event that evening that I again had a conversation with the Lord. This time however, it was He who began. In the gentle way that He does He brought to remembrance the key verse I would be utilizing for the evening. Psalm 91:15 “He shall call upon Me and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in trouble, I will deliver him, and honor him.” I meditated on it for a moment processing the key points of the message I was to share. Then He brought to remembrance the crazy events of my day. I shook my head in disbelief, thankful that it was behind me. And then I “got it.”
All day long I had had opportunities to call upon the Lord and instead I had allowed myself to become overwhelmed with stress and frustration.
Psalm 91:15 brings encouragement to my heart. When I call upon the Lord it promises me several things.
1) He will answer me. This assures me that He always cares and He always hears- otherwise how or why would He answer?
2)He will be with me in trouble. If I’m going to be in trouble, there is no one that I would rather have with me than the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
3)He will honor me. When I call upon Him, I honor Him by acknowledging my need and desire for Him in my life. When I call upon Him He honors me because I make way for Him to “make a way” within my life whatever I may be facing.
Psalm 91:15 offers many beautiful promises with one condition. We must call upon the name of the Lord. Wherever we are, whatever we are surrounded with, if we will be obedient to call upon the name of the Lord He will be faithful to answer.
Thank you Father for each precious promise found within your Word. Help me to always remember to invite you into every situation.