"And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." (Psalm 50:15)
I read one of my favorite promises from God in this A. M. reading assignment. I hold this promise near and dear to my heart.
God tells us, "...call upon me in the day of trouble:..."
I think about my mama and my daddy, when I read this verse. I knew I could always depend upon them for help when I was in trouble.
I think about a 'best friend', someone that would 'come-a running' when you needed help.
I think about other family members coming to offer aid in times to come.
1) The sound wisdom of grandparents.
2) The practical experiences of aunts and uncles.
3) The protective watch of an older brother or sister.
4) The help that a first cousin gives to you when you need it.
I have a favorite memory of my daddy's brother, Uncle Bunt. I was a teenager, and was swapping a transmission out of my old truck. The pilot bearing in the back of the crank shaft was worn, and needed replacing, also. I got so frustrated, because I couldn't figure out how to get the old bearing out, so that I could replace it. I saw Uncle Bunt drive by, on his way home. He was a mechanic! I walked through the woods to his house, and told him what I was trying to do. "Oh, Thomas, that is a simple thing," he said. "Let me show you what to do." It was a simple thing! I'll never forget his help!
God offers to us His services as our helper! He is an expert in every thing, and He is always there!
Death can separate us from some of our trusted advisers, as the years roll along, but God will never be separated from us by death.
Distances can also separate us from our trusted and faithful family and friends, but we are never far from God.
God tells us to call Him, and He will help us! "Ring Him up!" He never misses a call.
It doesn't get better than that.
From my heart to your heart.