Is it easy for someone to contact you when they need you? Or are you one of those people who no matter what phone number someone calls they get your voice mail or a busy signal? Between emails, phone calls and text messaging you can almost always connect with the person you’re trying to reach, eventually. But what about those times when you need someone right then? Who can you call? Who do you know will always be available the moment you reach out to them?
I have some pretty technosavvy friends and family members, with more gadgets and phone numbers than most, but I have to say there have been times when I’ve tried to reach each one of them and I’ve had to leave a message or send a text and wait. Fortunately for us, there is One we can reach out to Who is always available to us. Psalm 116:1-2 says, “I love the LORD because He hears my voice, my pleas for mercy. I will call on Him as long as I love because He turns His ear towards me.” God doesn’t have voicemail. He doesn’t have a receptionist taking our name and number, telling us He’ll get back to us by the end of the day. The moment we call out to the Lord, He hears us and makes Himself available to us, even when it may not feel like it.
Daniel 10:10-13 says, “A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. He said, ‘Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you.’ And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling. Then he continued, ‘Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.’” Sometimes the Lord sends the word out on our behalf and the enemy tries to prevent it from getting to us. We’re told in 1 Peter 5:8 the devil prowls looking for someone to devour. In John 10:10, Jesus tells us the enemy wants to kill, steal, and destroy us. He is just plain rude. He has a plan and we don’t need to fret over it, because the plans of the Lord will not be thwarted [Job 42:2]. We do, however, need to be aware of the devil’s plans so when things don’t happen how or when we think they should, we don’t assume God has put us on hold or isn’t taking our calls. God loves us with an ever-lasting love [Jeremiah 31:3]. He is for us [Romans 8:31]. He takes our calls the moment we say His name and He acts accordingly.
Do you need someone to listen to you? Do you need to talk through something? Call to Jesus. He’s expecting your call.
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