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Here is the Daily Dose for Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Psalm 3:4
There were three phone numbers that I had to know as a child. I had to know the number to our home in case I got lost. I had to know the number to my aunt’s house in case I was in trouble and there was nobody at home. Finally, I have to know the number to 9-1-1, which is the actual phone number, in case there was an emergency that transcended the capabilities of my parents or my aunt. 9-1-1 was the number that I was only supposed to use if the situation was really bad and I need real help, in a real hurry. So I always kept that number in mind just in case things went completely haywire.
As I got older, I realized that there were some emergencies that were not going to be in the hands of my parents, and that would transcend my aunt, but that 9-1-1 was probably not the right number to dial. Who do you call when you are in spiritual trouble? Who do you call when you’re being attacked not by criminals but by those who would do you spiritual and emotional harm? That is when you get past the phone numbers and get a direct line to heaven.
Friends, when you are in trouble call God immediately. When something is stealing your joy, or your spiritual house seems to be on fire, call God. All too often, we call God last when we should be calling God first. At the first sign of trouble, God is ready to step in on your behalf. From his seat in the heavens God is taking emergency calls at all times and believe me, he answers. When he answers he can calm your distress, push back your enemies, and put out the fires trying to consume you. So the next time you find yourself in trouble, call the 9-1-1 of the heavens and watch your help show up.