Yesterday we looked at how the Lord is our shelter and refuge in times of trouble, and how Jesus invites us to come to him for rest. Today we continue in Psalm 91, and we see God’s response to a heart which calls out to him for help – he will answer our cries…
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
God loves when we love him. He responds to those who acknowledge his name and who call out to God in devotion. God answers back with a rescue. He responds with a protection and a presence when we are in trouble.
Notice in verse 16 that God desires to show us his salvation. How profound that this desire of God’s spans from the Old Testament to the New Testament until today. He is revealing his plan of salvation to those who call upon him even now.
I remember when I first called on God and he revealed his salvation to me. I was in my late teens and wrestling with hope and purpose. God was there and he met me in the very things I was thinking about to give me hope and define my purpose in a new and living way.
There was an emptiness of life which was made alive for me when I called upon God. This can happen for you also if you will call upon his name. God is in the business of answering the call of hearts toward him. Have you made the call?
Consider it. The rescuing, present, delivering God wants to reveal his salvation to you…