Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
Daily Devotional Series
TRUST: Day 6
“Oh God our help in ages past, our hope for years to come. A shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home.” These words from one of my favorite hymns have always been comforting to me.
When our children are young, we want them to know that the duty of first responders, such as firefighters and police officers, is to assist us and to comfort us in times of trouble. They are as close as a “911” call if needed. Our family had occasion to teach our son Kyle that lesson in a very real way. When he was 5 years old, he was home alone with his father Wayne and realized that his dad was not feeling well. Wayne is diabetic and had collapsed due to a hypoglycemic episode. Kyle knew what to do… he dialed “911” and explained to the operator in a quivering voice that his daddy “was acting funny and could not check his blood sugar.” He trusted when he dialed that number that help would come to him.
The operator kept Kyle on the phone and calmed him as best she could until the paramedics arrived. It was a scary time for him, but he knew where to go to get help. The voice on the other end of the phone line was the life-line Kyle needed at that moment.
God does not always audibly answer our call as the operator did for Kyle, but He does hear our cries for help. We can shout to him in our pain or whisper His name softly and He is there to comfort us. He is our shelter from the stormy blast.
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.