For years, my favorite Psalm was Psalm 91. I even used Psalm 911 as my email address. Why?
“911” is who we call when we are in trouble, and the first verse of Ps 91 is “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” That’s who we call on when we have a problem! And the psalmist goes on to declare WHY we need not fear, HOW He will cover us with His protection and become our refuge and our rest, and even how He commands His angels concerning us.
When we look at the end of the psalm – verses 14-16 – it becomes clear just how lopsided our relationship with the Father is. “‘Because he love me,’ says the LORD, ‘I will rescue him, I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him. With a long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.‘”
If we look at these verses, we see that God does the lion-share in this relationship. He:
IS WITH US in trouble
What’s our part?
To LOVE Him
CALL UPON Him.
How awesome is that! Just like a loving parent with the lion-share of responsibility wishing only for her child to love her, so too, our heavenly Father just desires us to love, acknowledge, and call upon Him. His promise is to rescue, protect, answer, be with us, deliver, honor, satisfy, and save us.
Could you ask for anything more?
- Our Citizenship Is In Heaven
- His Vast, Eternal Love for Us