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“When I called, you answered me;  you greatly emboldened me.” (Psalm 138:3 NIV)

God always answers when you call.  He always has a solution.  No matter what your need, God can fill it.  The problem is, He hardly ever answers our prayers the way we think He will. 

When we start a conversation with God, more times than not, the conversation is about us.  I know, I always have my own agenda.  I have things going on in my life I want God to address.  I know the actions I would like to see Him take.  I have a timeline in which I would like Him to work.  However, God isn’t the manager, He’s my Creator.

God always answers when you call.

God isn’t the manager.  If you’ve ever had bad customer service, you’ve called the manager.  My husband and I eat out a lot.  Not often, but on occasion, we’ve had a problem with our meal.  Perhaps the waiter delivered the wrong meal, or the meat undercooked.  The first thing the waiter usually does is tell the manager.  Soon, we receive a visit to our table with sincere apologies and an offer to correct the mistake.  Managers fix our problems.  God isn’t our manager.

God isn’t who we take our complaints too.  He’s not in our lives to fix a bad meal.  He’s in our lives because He created us.  We are His.  He gave us life, He gave us purpose.  He isn’t meant to serve us, we’re meant to serve Him.

The bad meals in our lives are what God uses to work out His purpose for us.  When we have difficult situations occur in life, we’re to work through them.  When my nephew passed away unexpectedly from complications with diabetes, I had to work through his death.  I will spend the rest of my life working through losing someone so precious to me.  

If God was the manager, when my nephew was diagnosed with diabetes, He would have healed him.  God didn’t heal him.  For years I prayed for his healing here on earth.  God didn’t do what I asked.  Instead, my nephew lived out his purpose on earth, then God called him home.

God isn’t our manager, He’s our Creator.  He gives us life.  He takes life away.  But our life doesn’t end when we die.  When we place our faith in Jesus, our life is eternal.  We have no beginning, nor end.  Billy Graham describes death best:

“Some day you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.”

God always answers when we call; just not the way we think He will. 

Question of the Day:

Have you called God lately?

Further Reading: 1 Kings 22:1-53 NIVActs 13:16-41 NIVPsalm 138:1-8 NIVProverbs 17:17-18 NIV

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