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I Love the Lord!

"I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.  Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live."   Psalm 116:1-2

As a kid, I remember my Aunt Nancy telling me one time, "God is my Helper.  He helps me because I can't help myself.  If I could help myself, then I wouldn't need God's grace and mercy."  Aunt Nancy's words are so true for me today!  Jesus tells us in John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."  I have found over and over again that I need God.  I need His grace.  I need His mercy.  I can't do anything without Him in my life.  I have also found that no matter what, no matter when, God hears my voice when I cry out to Him.  The psalmist tells us in 116:1-2, "I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.  Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live."  That statement blows me away!  The God of all creation actually hears me when I call out to Him.  No wonder the psalmist says, "I love the Lord."  The psalmist in 116 needed to be rescued.  He cries out in verses 3-6, "The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.  Then I called on the name of the Lord: 'Lord, save me!'  The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.  The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me."  I don't know where you are today.  I don't know what kind of circumstances surround you, but as a Christ follower, you can call out to God in your time of distress or sorrow, and He will hear you!  Don't allow the distress and sorrow to overcome you; call out to God, and allow Him to overcome you with His compassionate presence.  Believe it today!  Claim it today!  Live it out loud today!

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