Distress Signal Sent
WHO WILL HEAR?
We are currently living in a time of stress and distress. MAYDAY for a vaccine to control a deadly virus. MAYDAY for a treatment to use until a vaccine is safely tested. MAYDAY for all those who are not working and need financial assistance. MAYDAY for the business owners who need a loan to keep their business afloat. MAYDAY for all those “essentials” working away from home, possibly at risk of contracting the virus and infecting loved ones. MAYDAY for those who have lost family and friends to this virus and cannot be with them in their final moments. MAYDAY for all the children sheltered-in-place away from school and social relationships. MAYDAY as the mental and emotional toll escalates.
WHO WILL HEAR?
Only One can calm that distress within and respond to our MAYDAY.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud,
be gracious to me and answer me! (Psalm 27:7)
Are we trusting in God to help us through these times of stress, loss, fear, turmoil, loneliness, isolation?
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary,
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and to Him who has no might He increases strength.
30 Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
31 but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)
Our cries of distress are heard by God. He is ever-present with us. We must be present with Him in our prayers–talking with Him, communicating our needs, seeking His help and strength, reaching out for His comfort and His peace.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and shield.
21 Yea, our heart is glad in Him,
because we trust in His holy name.
22 Let thy steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in Thee. (Psalm 30:20-25)
(Sharon G. Tate blog May 1st 2020) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word