7/19/10

Call Out to God

Help me, O Lord my God!
Save me because of Your unfailing love.
Ps. 109:26

Don't turn a deaf ear when I call You, God.
If all i get from You is defaening silence,
I'd be better off in the Black Hole.
I'm letting You know what I need, calling out for help
And lifting my arms
toward Your inner sanctum.
Ps. 28:1-2 (the message)

In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.
May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
May He send you help from His sanctuary
and strengthen you from Jerusalem.
May He remeber all your gifts
and look favorably on your burnt offerings.
Ps. 20:1-3

We call out to God as a last resort.  And maybe that is one answer to our many trials.  God knows that in our greatest need we turn to Him, so He brings us to the place of greatest need often so that He can give us Himself.  May I not wait to be in the miry pit before I call to God.  May I not get to the end of myself before I turn to Him.  I pray that today - as the very first thing, I look up to Him and say: "I can't do it today without You.  Help me."