Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 55:16, where we read these words:
"As for me, I will call upon God, and the LORD shall save me."
David makes a personal assertion and declaration here. No matter what other people choose to do with their troubles--he, for one, will bring his difficulties to the Lord. David believed that simply "calling upon God" would be enough to secure Divine assistance. This is why he wrote, "The Lord shall save me."
May all God's sincere and very imperfect Christian churchmen call up-on Him, in trouble or in pleasure. Let us recognize that the Lord is good; and that He alone is able to meet our deepest needs.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Those who would annihilate the ministry try to pull the stars out of Christ's hand." --Thomas Watson, in his ser-mon, "God's Anatomy upon Man's Heart"]