COMFORTER, COUNSELOR, REFUGE, DOCTOR
Psa. 50:14-15 Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”
What kind of circumstances do you find yourself in today? Maybe you are in a time of trouble or a time of pain. Possibly you are in a time of confusion or a time of indecision. Or is it possible that you are in a dry time and a season of spiritual apathy? Christ can become all things to you. He can be your refuge from the storms of life or the comforter in your times of depression. He is your doctor when your are sick and your counselor when you need direction. He is the overflowing fountain to those who are dry and the fire of passion when apathy sets in. Charles Spurgeon spoke often of appropriating the resources of God in our lives through prayer. Here are some of his thoughts.
“Never want whilst thou hast a God to go to; never fear or faint whilst thou hast God to help thee; go to thy treasure and take whatever thou needest-there is all that thou canst want. Learn the divine skill of making God all things to thee. He can supply thee with all, or, better still, he can be to thee instead of all. Let me urge thee, then, to make use of thy God. Make use of him in prayer. Go to him often, because he is thy God. O, wilt thou fail to use so great a privilege? Fly to him, tell him all thy wants. Use him constantly by faith at all times. If some dark providence has beclouded thee, use thy God as a sun; if some strong enemy has beset thee, find in Jehovah a shield, for he is a sun and shield to his people. If thou hast lost thy way in the mazes of life, use him as a guide, for he will direct thee. Whatever thou art, and wherever thou art, remember God is just what thou wantest, and just where thou wantest, and that he can do all thou wantest.”
For some reason we always need to be reminded about the power and importance of prayer. Prayer is where we meet with God. Prayer is where we appropriate His blessings. Prayer is where we find our very present help in times of trouble. Prayer is where we find the guidance we have been groping for in the darkness. In prayer we find His peace, His power, His courage, His power, His healing; actually the power of prayer is as unlimited as our God is. Today is the day to call upon the Lord. When will He answer? As soon as you lift up your voice! What could be easier than that.