Given November 2009
Most of us have experienced the frustration of attempting to get information or help on the telephone. After hearing a recorded voice saying, “Press 1 for this and 14 for that…”, we finally get to the place we need, (maybe), only to hear, “Due to the high volume of calls, your call will be answered in the order that it was received.” Then, sometimes after waiting on hold forever, you finally get to talk to a real person only to find that their foreign accent cannot be understood! You apologize, hang up in frustration, and maybe try again.
Compare the above with God. You have a problem or need an answer and you give God a call, (prayer). He answers right away, Himself, (“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” Jeremiah 33:3), not a recording or a receptionist; you have a direct line to the Boss. You can explain your problem if you want, (He already knows exactly what it is, “…your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:8), and then you ask for help. You WILL get the answer, (“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7). Now, it might be an immediate revelation of something you’d not thought of, it may require you to do something first, or you may be required to correct something in yourself before moving forward. The answer could be, “Yes”, “No”, “Do this first”, or “Be patient child, I’m working on it.”
God’s tech support is infallible, it’s never wrong. He is the expert, He wants to help you more than you want to be helped, and you can always trust His judgment. And besides, He’s family, He’s your father! Call Him for support today.