Today's Lectionary Text
I love the Lord, for he heard my voice and
he heard my cry for mercy.
Calling on God in times of need of mercy becomes a natural and reoccurring event in our lives, which is good and gives us a go-to source when our world is turned upside down and we have no other place or source to turn. The Lord is always there for us when we stumble or fall. This is very reassuring to know that the God of the universe is always watching out for us, day or night, in good times and in bad times.
Why is it we wait for the bad times to turn to God for help? Our lives would be so much more complete if we would remember that He is with us always. Every moment in our lives can be filled with joy and happiness instead of sadness and emptiness.
The strength that we need to go through every day on a regular and reoccurring basis can only come from God, due to the very fact that we do not have the power to continue through crises after crises as we have seen the past few months. In order to maintain a steadfast, orderly life that has meaning, we need the Lord involved in our lives, every second of it. This gives us the stamina to not only maintain, but to strive for excellence in all times. Even the dark moments that Satan has tried to pour out on the entire world.
The answer is to call on God. Calling on Him gives us the answer to any problem that we might have. So why wait for a situation to stand in our way of success? Look and call to God for the answer. The answer is Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Thank you so much God for sending Jesus to save us all!
Pastor, Bucklin UMC
Prayer for Reflection
Dear Lord, we look to You for all things in all situations. You are the answer, and we thank You so much for being with us always. Amen
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