You Never Get a Busy Line with God

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“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”  Jeremiah 29:12
I love knowing God is always available.  I love knowing when I call on Him I will never get a busy line.  I love how intricately He is involved in our lives.  Often times we don’t even realize how close He truly is.
I’m sitting in the hospital as I write this.  I look around at the people sitting here in this waiting room with me and wonder why they are here?  I always wonder if they know God?  If they have His peace which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7)?
I have that.  Even though I’m scared.  Even though I’m not sure of what this day will bring, I have His peace.  I’m not saying I don’t wrestle with God.  I do.  I get angry at Him.  I cry out to Him and ask Him why?  It always makes me think of when Jacob wrestled with God:
 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.  When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”
But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
 The man asked him, “What is your name?”
“Jacob,” he answered.  
Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a] because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”  Genesis 32:24-28
When you wrestle with God you are never the same again.  It always changes you.  It always draws you closer to Him.
It’s funny, as I sit here thinking about past hospital sits I’ve done for people I love, they are special memories.  It’s not something I want to do, don’t get me wrong.  It’s just at times like this, I feel God’s presence in such a special way.  I feel the prayers being prayed for us right now.  I feel His comfort, His strength, His love.
It’s in the kind words of the receptionist who went out of her way to find out information for us.  It’s in the smile of the nurse who walked us to the next stage of this day.  It’s in the hands of the Doctor as He cares for our loved one.  It’s in calming music playing softly in the background.
We had a great sermon yesterday.  It was perfect for the day we had ahead of us.  You can listen to the full message here.
These were the main points:
Need some encouragement today?
If you look for it, you will see it. 
If you need it, go find it. 
If you think it, say it. 
If you preach it, you will feel it!
I love God’s timing.  It was exactly what I needed to hear.  It is all true.  If you call out to God, He will answer.  He will encourage.  He will strengthen.  He will persevere.
If you need encouragement, call out to God.  I promise, He’ll answer!

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