Psalm 124:1-8

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—

let Israel now say—

[2] if it had not been the Lord who was on our side

when people rose up against us,

[3] then they would have swallowed us up alive,

when their anger was kindled against us;

[4] then the flood would have swept us away,

the torrent would have gone over us;

[5] then over us would have gone

the raging waters.

[6] Blessed be the Lord,

who has not given us

as prey to their teeth!

[7] We have escaped like a bird

from the snare of the fowlers;

the snare is broken,

and we have escaped!

[8] Our help is in the name of the Lord,

who made heaven and earth.

When your computer starts acting like a spoiled child, doing whatever it pleases, what do you do? You try to fix it, you call the help hotline, you take it to the repair shop. What do you think the response would be if, when you called the hotline, you asked for the one who created the programme? Surely the one who made it is able to help you. Well, he might be able to. It could be he might not. But in any case, you won’t get through to him. They will not let you talk to the creator or the owner or the developer. They don’t know who he is. And even if they did the answer would still be “no”. You are stuck with the technician with the rehearsed lines who will do his best to help you.

But you have far greater problems than a busted computer. You have interpersonal relationships that threaten to truly crush you. You have people who resent the fact that you believe and they respond in ways that hurt and threaten. You have wayward children and unbelieving family. You have ignorant, obstinate, rude, opponents of the Gospel on top of the “normal” issues of living in the 21st century.

Call the owner. Call the creator. Call the one in charge of it all. He is available. He is all powerful. He knows the issues better than you do. He will not give you anything that will damage you. He is on your side. There is air to breathe today because God continues to cause the effects that enable it to be there to continue to be there. The earth did not disintegrate last night because the Saviour is keeping it together. And He who dwells ten billion light years away also dwells in you, if you are truly His. He has already done more for you than you will ever ask Him to do again. He has sent the Son to live and die and rise and reign and return. Call upon the One who really knows you and really helps you. Do not be satisfied with counterfeits. Use what God gives you. Consult the Word and ask Him in prayer. You are His by faith in the Son. For His glory’s sake call upon Him. What a privilege it is to be able to do so. He does not give it to you for nothing. He will answer His children when they call. Just make sure you are His child.

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