Psalm 50:15 – “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.” NASU
There are things I like and things I do not like in life. This Psalm depicts something that I like very much and I depend upon entirely and that is the Promises of God. I like it when God’s gives us permission to do something and affirms it with a promise and a prophetic declaration.
Consider what is said here:
- The Invitation.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble. God is telling us that when difficulties arise and we are facing something that is larger than us we have His permission to appeal to Him. The New Testament tells us in Hebrews 4:14-16 –“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” NASU
That is nothing short of phenomenal! We have a High Priest, Jesus who has been touched by the things that we face and knows our very weaknesses. He is one that has faced the temptations that we face and did so WITHOUT SIN. He overcame and invites us to enter the Throne Room of Heaven with confidence and even boldness knowing that we will receive mercy and grace to help us in our time of need. How can you beat that promise and invitation?
- The Promise.
I shall rescue you! Wow! We all face problems and difficulties in life and in those times we have a standing invitation from the Lord to “Call upon Him” with the promise that HE WILL COME TO MY AIDE! The Psalmist tells us in Psalm 46:1-3 – “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.” NASU
He not only promises to HELP but He is a PRESENT HELP a RIGHT NOW HELP! It’s not a sometime down the road promise, it is – “You call and I WILL.” How do you beat that?
- The Prophetic.
You will Honor Me! So both with my testimony in words but in my life demonstrating His help, deliverance, comfort, power, and provision I HONOR HIM! Others can look at what God is doing in my life and know that there is a God and that God is a Living God and a Present God. That is a powerful tool for Evangelism. Living a life of reception of the Promises of God is like honey drawing flies. It has an appeal that nothing else can have.
YES, I like God’s Promises! I hope you do to and I hope that you accept His invitation to Call upon Him and know that He will never fail and that the end result is Honor will be brought to Him through us!
May God be with you as you go through your day!