July 18, 2022

Call on the Lord

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry for help and save them.” – Psalm 145:18-19 NASB

David knew what it was like to face adversity. As a young shepherd, he had encountered lions and bears. Although he had been a loyal servant and soldier, he had been the victim of Saul’s jealousy and forced to flee for his life.

He had been cornered in situations that seemed impossible. He had led soldiers against armies with more resources. He had made mistakes, like when he committed adultery with Bathsheba. And he had fought a civil war, in which his own son led his adversaries.

Through these experiences, David realized God was present with him. He might make mistakes or become worried or afraid, but God was “near to all who call on Him.” David also knew that he needed to call upon God in truth. God is holy and wants His people to “fear Him.” David had learned that when he called on God, He answered. God heard his cries and saved him.

That same promise is true for you today. What problems do you face? What adversaries stand before you? Do you feel overwhelmed? In despair? Are you worried or afraid? Angry or bitter? You can call out to Him right now in any situation.

Call on Him about the things you need, the problems you face, and the burdens of your life. He will hear your cry and save you. Call on Him right now. Remember, God answers prayer.

Reflection Question: What situation are you facing that seems impossible? Give it to God.

Father, thank You that You are near when I call You. I commit these needs to You: ______. Thank You for providing for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Psalm 145