Listen to today’s devo!

I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. (Ps. 120:1)

I get tired of the music they play while I am waiting to talk to a service technician. I navigate the automated verbal hoops and then wait, not sure whether there is anyone at the other end who even cares that I am waiting. I call, but no one answers. Then I hear a voice! But it is still an automated voice telling me that all the people who can answer the phones are busy with other callers—but my call is important to them, and I should continue to wait.

My distress only builds. How can I believe I am important to them if they will not answer? I want to hang up, but there is no one else to call. This is the only place to get help in my time of distress. So, I listen to the music and wait for someone to have time for me—someone who will answer, listen, and fix my problem.

I can be sure that if I put through an emergency call to the Lord, he will answer me in my distress. I do not always get exactly the remedy I want, but I know he hears, he cares, and he answers with what he knows I need. Indeed, he is only a prayer away, and he never puts me on hold.

Take your distress to him with the assurance that he will answer.

Ken Heer was an ordained minister with The Wesleyan Church prior to his death. He served as a pastor, educator, and church leader for more than fifty years.

© 2023 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.