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Call Him

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty (hidden) things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) 

Today’s verse finds Jeremiah in a place of uncertainty and He needs an answer for his life and his nation.  

God says 4 things to Jeremiah:

  1. Call me. 
  2. I will answer you.
  3. I will reveal hidden truths about your situation.
  4. You will not know these secrets without calling me.   

Like Jeremiah we all face situations in which we desperately need direction and a word from the Lord. We have the power and ability to hear God’s voice, but will we cry out to Him?

Our crying out to the Lord signals to Him our desire for His help and it lets Him know that we value Him above all else. When we call on Him we are saying: God I not only need Your help, I want Your help.

Today’s verse is an Old Testament declaration of a New Testament verse. James 4:2 says that “… ye have not, because ye ask not”. In other words, our receiving of God’s answer is solely dependent on us calling on Him.

What stops us from crying out to God?

  1. Pride
    We are embarrassed about our situation.  
  2. Past Failures
    We find ourselves once again needing help.
  3. Fear
    We’re afraid He won’t answer. 
  4. Doubt
    We have lost our faith in God. 

As I ponder the question of why we won’t call on the Lord for help, something else comes to mind. Could it be that we have not cried out to God simply because we don’t want to hear His voice?

Always remember, satan wants to disconnect you from God by causing you to feel alone and abandoned. However, Gods greatest desire is to commune with you and He stands ready to hear your cry, no matter the situation.

If you Call Him, He will answer prayer.

“The eyes of the LORD [are] upon the righteous, and his ears [are open] unto their cry”. Psalm 34:15 (KJV)

Pastor Dr. Elmer Hess, Jr.

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