Psalm 145:18 (ESV)
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
Have you ever noticed what happens when a young person yells “Mom!” at a gathering with several mothers present? Heads turn, ears perk up, and almost without fail, every mother there will momentarily respond to the call, just in case it is her child calling. Even moms whose children aren’t there will temporarily forget that the child they hear could not possibly be hers.
Kids call and moms answer. That’s just the way it is; and that’s the way it is with God too. He’s right there—ready, willing, and able to answer when one of his children calls to him. That is a promise that is incredibly reassuring.
Dear Lord, thank You for hearing our cry. Knowing You listen, You hear, and You respond in love to us is amazing and reassuring. Let us always call to You knowing You will answer. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.