Inspirational: God Answers When We Call
Daily Inspirational Encouragement
God Answers When We Call
excerpts from : Tiffany Thibault
Come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and who has been with me wherever I have gone. - Genesis 35:3
Life does offer us some guarantees. We can expect there to be heartache, pain and struggles mixed right in there with all the good things that come our way. We can know that we alone are responsible for how we will react when difficult situations interrupt our happy plans. Jacob’s actions teach us that we need to share our faith; we need to bring people to worship God with us. There is great joy found at the altar of God. We can absolutely find rest, peace, hope and strength when we worship God down on our knees, in prayer. God answered Jacob in his distress, and as a result, he wanted his friends to go to worship God with him, to know the God who cared for him. When God answers, we need to celebrate! We need to remind ourselves we have a God who helps us in our distress and answers our prayers. When God answers our prayers, it strengthens our faith. It is so important to remind ourselves of all the ways that God works in our lives, and to note all the answers to prayers. The more we see Him work in our hearts and lives, the more we eagerly trust Him. The more we trust Him, the more we should want to bring others to worship with us. Let’s start today to seek Him more, to trust Him more, to praise Him more and to bring others to worship with us. He is the God who answers and who is always with us, so let’s share that with the people who are in our lives!