Do they know?

Psalm 50: 15,23 

Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”  

Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.”  

This week it has been distinctly pointed out to me that people in trouble can often not even see the trouble in their mist. They instead chose to believe that all is well – if we ignore it, all will be okay – let’s not look behind the curtain. These people by keeping themselves blinded keep themselves from God’s salvation.  

It is God’s desire to come to the aid of His people; to meet them in their need. God desires to show His salvation. Salvation means in essence to save. Jesus gives us salvation eternally, but He would also like to save us in the here and now if we will allow Him to do so.  Deliverance, rescue, recovery, escape – are all synonymous with salvation. Why then do we find it so hard to call upon Him to help us? Why is turning to Him often reserved for the major crisis in life? When, had we turned to Him sooner the issue at hand may not have turned into a crisis. Often God sends many warning signs that trouble is ahead but we ignore them or chose instead to shoot the messenger. In Jesus’ case they killed the messenger, didn’t they? Yet, doing so did not deter the truth He brought from coming to pass.  

When we are willing to face the truth, to honestly see our situation for what it is, God is ever ready to hear our cries for help. When our cries reach His throne He then steps in, to deliver us from our trouble. At which point we begin to see our way out of the darkness which has engulfed us. Step by step, God leads us to freedom and deliverance; as we obey. 

God does require, as we are seeing our deliverance manifest that we obey those promptings that He brings to us. If we are not willing to do as God wishes us to do, He is not going to force us. Freewill is of high priority to God. Yet, often our very salvation in a situation is dependant upon our obedience. Have we truly ordered our conduct aright? When we have, salvation is present. To what end, however? 

Whether, it is your own salvation you seek or if God has chosen you as a messenger for another’s salvation, remember either way it is for God’s glory. For the one in need of salvation; know that once the situation is redeemed, God will hope that you will allow Him to receive the glory for the redemption. For the one whom God has used as a messenger in a situation where another needs God to deliver them; rest in the fact that your purpose was God’s truth, man may hate that, but God gets the glory when the truth has done its work.  


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  1. Humility comes in somewhere here. Not much around these days.

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