Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 102:1 & 2a, where we read these words:
"Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to You. Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble . . . "
We have got to love texts like these (above). Sometimes we find ourselves in situations and circumstances that require us to cry out to God for *immediate* help. In our minds, there is no room for delay—we must be aided right away.
The advantages of prayers like these are that they thrust us Christians direct-ly into the presence of God through Christ’s intercession. Whereby in calmer conditions, we may be a bit less intentional—when things are rough, we get right down to business. Let us not hesitate to call on the Lord today. He is both able and willing to hear all who believe in Jesus.
[Puritan quote of the day: "It is a true rule in divinity [theology] that the desire for any grace is the grace itself; for to desire to believe is faith, and true desire to repent is repentance, and true desire to mourn for sin is mourning for sin.” —Christopher Love, in, "The Dejected Soul's Cure"]