Haven’t you hit those “dead zones” where there are no towers to transmit the calls? (no dead zones with God – just call and He is there!) I’ve also dialed one phone company but reached another because I was in their area! (no wrong numbers with God – He can reach us even if we are in enemy territory.) Many companies have since developed cooperative contracts to use each other’s towers so a call might take a bit longer or be a bit weaker as it is transmitted from one signal to another. (no transfers to make with God – no mediators because of Christ’s work we have direct access 24/7).
I also get frustrated with costly contracts allotting only a certain number of minutes and certain calling periods. (Yep, you can talk all day to God if you want, and all night – no charge for any communication – outgoing or incoming.) Then there is the equipment that is often unclear, static filled, or needs to wait hours for battery recharging. I was appalled to find I had to purchase an extra program for my phone if I want to sufficiently hear communication and to find that hundreds of others had discovered and paid out to fix this acceptable “glitch”. (God’s equipment is very straight forward – and the only interference is my choosing to listen – or not.)
Emergency calling 911 is also a blessing, but it takes valuable time to update the staff with necessary information such as who you are, where you are located, the nature of the emergency and other vital details. And then there are those pesky inhuman tape recordings that go on and on listing innumerable choices (though none meet your need), and never getting you to a person who can answer your questions.
(Doesn’t it make sense to go directly to the person who already has all that information and get instant help or guidance).
While it has been fun comparing calling on God and calling with a cell phone, I am serious in believing that God’s Word has the answer for all our needs and concerns.
Below is just a brief list of some of God’s encouragement and direction.
Alone and scared dial Psalm 23
Assurance (or reassurance) is needed dial Mark 8:35 & Psalm 145:18
Broke dial Psalm 37
Burdened dial Psalm 55:22
Depressed dial Psalm 27
Faith is weak dial Hebrews 11
Feeling like an outcast dial Romans 8:31-39
Going through hard times dial Isaiah 43:2
Hurt and critical dial 1 Corinthians 13
Help is needed dial Psalm 121: 1-2
In trouble dial Psalm 138:7
It feels like God is far from you dial Psalm 139
Lacking courage dial Joshua 1 & Psalm 31:24
Losing hope dial Psalm 126
Losing faith in mankind dial 1 Corinthians 13
Needing comfort dial II Corinthians 1: 3-4
People have failed you dial Psalm 27
People seem unfriendly dial John 15
Persecuted dial II Corinthians 4:8-9
Praying for yourself dial Psalm 87 & Philippians 4:6-7
Sad dial John 14
Seeking peace dial Matthew 11:25-30
Seeking secret of success dial Colossians 3:12-17
Sleep won’t come dial Psalm 4:8
Traveling dial Psalm 121
Wanting to get along with other people dial Romans 12
Wondering about Christianity dial 2 Corinthians 5:15-18
World seems bigger than God dial Psalm 90
Worried dial Matthew 8:19-34
World finances cause worry dial Mark 10:17-31
You are facing danger dial Psalm 91
You have big opportunity dial Isaiah 55
You have fear dial Psalm 47 & John 14:27
You need Christ-like insurance dial Romans 8:1-30
You need security dial Psalm 121:3
You want eternal security dial I John 5:11-13 & John 3:16-18
Win a copy of the Everyday Matters Bible for Women. Leave a comment with your favorite verse and a way to contact you. I will draw a winner at random on April 7.