Have you ever left a message for your doctor to call you and then waited all day for his reply? You can’t leave the house because you might miss him, and every time the phone rings, you’re disappointed when it’s not him.
We live in a quick-fix society, but we don’t always have quick access to those who can give us the answers we need.
Easy access and a listening ear are blessings offered by the Father to His obedient child. He is always on call!
David knew that well, and he took full advantage of his loving relationship with the Lord in calling upon Him continually. David had no trouble crying out to the Lord. He never hesitated; he easily and confidently lifted his voice to the One he knew could help. He poured out his heart; he wept; he pleaded for the Lord’s intervention.
I sometimes struggle with feeling I have to be strong when I speak with others Christians. I think I’m supposed to exhibit all the fruit of the Spirit even when I’m weak and in great distress. I think I should be joyful, patient, kind toward any enemy that may assail me. I want to show others what a “big girl” I am. I want to be strong in my own strength!
In truth, I am the Father’s imperfect child who will always be in process of growing. So what should I do with these feelings of desperation, this sense of a crushed spirit?
Our Father wants us, His children, to share freely our whole hearts with Him. My relief always lies in being honest with Him.
David is a wonderful role model for how to cast my burden upon Lord and find relief for my soul. He truly lifted up his soul to his Father: “God, here is what’s going on, and this is how i feel. I’m losing all hope, and I’m paralysed with fear. I need you!”
David easily became the child seeking refuge and solace from his Father. He admitted his inability to save himself, his total dependence on God. His intimate knowledge of God enabled him to say, “I will call on the LORD, who is worthy of praise, for he saves me from my enemies” (Psalms 18:3).
David did not try to do for himself what he knew only God could do.
What David did well was cry. What God did well was answer and he still does!
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS CALL !!!
“The father’s listening Ear p 63-64” Cynthia Heald