Calling Upon God

24 Jul

Today God has given me something in Psalm 86, verses 4 through 7, which say:

Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. (Psalms 86:4-7)

God is good. Not only is He good, He’s forgiving, and abounding in love, to all who call upon Him. He is the one person who we can confide and trust entirely in, because He already knows everything bad we’ve ever done, and in spite of it has still forgiven us. God alone understands every temptation we’ve ever gone through, because only He (through His son Jesus) has experienced the exact temptations we’ve experienced.

We can pray to God when we’re in trouble, because we know He’ll answer us. For Him not to answer us when we’re in trouble or being tempted, would be the same as for Him to ignore Jesus (as Hebrews 7:25 points out, Jesus is forever interceding on our behalf before the Father.). Thus, we can send our plea for grace to Him, knowing that He will indeed answer us. Of course, whether that answer will be “yes” depends upon whether the prayer is according to His will or not; If we truly are pleading for Him to give us grace, however, we can be assured that He will always give it to us in abundance.


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