“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” – Psalm 145:18
Yesterday, we talked about David and his cry of distress. In Psalm 18:6, David gives a personal plea to God. He says, “In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.” He reminds us here that when we are overwhelmed by the pressures of this life when we cry out to God, HE HEARS US.
We see it again in Psalm 145:18. The Psalmist says, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Did you catch that? He said when we cry out to God in distress, when we are overwhelmed by the pressures of this world, when that happens, the Bible says God presses into us. He draws near to us!
David experienced stress just like we do. Stress is not something new, but it does seem like we have more things to cause us stress today than ever before. With the technology we have today, and the information available at the tap of a screen, we really have everything available at our disposal. Anything you can possibly want is becoming more and more accessible. It is not only becoming more accessible, but you can access it faster than ever before.
It may seem like all this technology would decrease stress, but it doesn’t seem like that is the case. As a nation, we are as stressed now as we have ever been. But it does not have to be this way. See, the answer to your stress has nothing to do with tapping a screen.
Instead of “Hey Siri…” What about “Hey God…” What if you took your stress to God? What if you told Him what is bothering you, what you are worried about, and what triggers you? When you cry out like David, God hears you. Psalm 145:18 assures us of this. It says the Lord is near to ALL who call on Him. Are you calling on Him?