Call Upon the Lord (Through the Psalms)

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To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me,
I become like those who go down the pit. ^Psalm 28:1 (Click to read entire Psalm)

When you are in trouble who do you call?

When I was young, I called on my mom.
When I got older, I called on my friends.
Now, I call on my wife.

David on the other hand, calls out to God. 

Whenever difficult and trying times find its way at our doorsteps, who do we call? We usually call on people that we know that love and can help us. We will rarely (if ever) call on strangers and people we know that don’t care for us.

This is why David calls on God. David knows that there is no one that loves him as much as God does. David also knows that there is no one who is more capable and willing than God is. This is why David calls out to God.

David is surrounded by trouble. There are people who are trying to capture and kill him (v. 3). So David responds with, “To you, O LORD; I call; my rock, do not deaf to me.”

David calls out to God and calls him his rock which implies that God is his stable protection. God is the unchanging, dependable God who will give him victory and deliverance. 

Whatever situation you are in, call out to God. Call those you love but more than them call out to God. 

William ChungComment