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The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. (Ps. 145:18)

Expanded Passage: Psalm 145:17-21

Icy roads are treacherous. Our granddaughter experienced this harsh reality returning home after school was dismissed early. Although she is a careful driver, her car spun around on an icy country road and slid into a ditch on the other side, facing the opposite direction.

She called her dad, our son, who immediately threw some equipment into his car, including salt and a tow strap, and came to the rescue. As it turned out, his vehicle was unable to get hers out of the ditch. So, a tow truck came, pulled her out, and she was able to drive her car into town. She was unhurt, and the car apparently sustained no damage.

Although our son was unable to solve her problem, his presence with her was comforting, to say the least. He was the first person she called because she knew he cared and would help if at all possible.

In a similar way, our heavenly Father is the first person we call on when faced with a trial that is too big for us. As the psalmist said, “The Lord is near to all who call on him.”

Sometimes we try to work out the issues ourselves. Then we discover it is all too much, and we call on him. As Craig Groeschel said, “When you’ve had enough, God is enough.”

His presence gives us confidence to continue.

Call on God as a first response, not as a last resort.

Ron McClung is a retired minister in The Wesleyan Church. He and his wife, Carol, live in Michigan and have two sons, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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