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In the Day of My Trouble

October 22, 2018


In the Day of My Trouble

A number of years ago,  a chocolate lab named Max was  in big time trouble.     He went for a ride  with his owner  to get some errands done.     When they got back home,  the owner forgot  that Max was in the car  and she simply went  in the house and started her cleaning chores.     She heard her car’s horn blowing  and went outside  to check,  but saw nothing and returned back  to the house.

But,  the car’s horn started blowing again  and she went out  to check things again.     Then she saw Max  in the driver’s seat.     Horrified  that she had left Max  in the car  in 90 degree plus heat,  she rushed to get Max out,  and he just dropped in a heap.     The owner quickly got him water  to drink and cooled him down  with cold,  wet rags.

Max recovered well  because he knew how  to call for help  in his desperate situation.     Had Max not realized his need  for help  or known how to call  for help,  he would have died.     Smart dog.

Time and again,  people need the wisdom  to call out  to God  for help.     When we are entangled  in situations  that will bring eternal death,  we need to know how  to call out  to our Lord and Savior  for the help we need.     We are all entrapped  in our sins  and need to call  on God every day  for His saving forgiveness.     Only God’s grace  can rescue us  from certain death.

King David knew how  to call to the Lord  for help  as he was always aware  of his sinful nature.     In Psalm 86:7,  David said,

In the day  of my trouble  I shall call  upon Thee,   
For Thou wilt answer me.

And God gives us all  a sure promise  of assurance  in Psalm 91:14-15,

Because he has loved Me,  therefore  I will deliver him;    
I will set him securely on high,  because he has known  My name.    
He will call  upon Me,  and I will  answer him;    
I will be with him  in trouble;    
I will rescue him,  and honor him.

God even makes a request  of each of us  in Psalm 50:15,  that we should gladly heed.     He tells us,

Call upon Me  in the day  of trouble;    
I shall rescue you,  and you will honor Me.

This request  from God  is made repeatedly  throughout scripture.     God wants us to know  for sure  that we can call out to Him  for forgiveness and salvation,  and He will surely come  and rescue us.     Are we smart enough  to ask for help,  like Max?

Rescued and freed  from all our sins,  we gladly look  to our Lord  for help,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for saving me  from eternal death  and hearing my cry  for help.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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