Calling On God
Years ago there was a great drought in Connecticut. The water disappeared from the hills, and the farmers drove their cattle into the valleys. Streams there began to fail, and the neighbors said to a certain godly man, "You must not send your herds down here anymore." The old man gathered his family around the kitchen table and, kneeling by their chairs, they cried with tears and supplications for water that the herds might not perish. Afterward he went out into the hills, and in a place where he had walked many times before, he saw that the ground was dark and moist. When he dug up the soil, water started to bubble to the surface. The family came with pails and watered the stock; then they made troughs reaching to the house. Water was plentiful. God's people called, and He answered.
The prophet Jeremiah was also in distressing circumstances. He was in a city under siege. To make matters worse, he had been put in prison because of his counsel to surrender to the Chaldeans. Everywhere he turned there was danger and opposition. But God assured him, "Call to Me and I will answer thee...." Jeremiah 33:3a And God did. He delivered the prophet both from prison and from the hands of his enemies. God could have rescued Jeremiah out of all his troubles at anytime, but He wanted Jeremiah to talk to Him about it all, and ask for help.
The Connecticut farmer was desperate for an answer, and Jeremiah was desperate for an answer. Is there something you are facing today that you feel is just as desperate in your eyes, and you must have an answer? Is Christ, in His still small voice, trying to speak to you, to get you to speak to Him? He can do more than we can think or ask, but He wants us to ask. Notice that the verse ends with a powerful promise: ".....and show thee great and might things, which thou knowest not." Jeremiah 33:3b
May you enjoy the Lords blessings today, and remember that you are loved!!!
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Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!