Moses and Aaron…and Samuel…They called upon the LORD, and He answered them. Psalms 99:6
“Thank you for holding. Please stay on the line as your call is answered in the order it was received.” We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Something happens that prompts us to call: the Internet goes out, there’s a discrepancy with a medical bill, something strange on our bank statement appears, or we can’t get our computer to do what it’s supposed to do.
The point is, we have a need, and we want to talk to someone about it—only to find ourselves on hold for who-knows-how-long. Few things in this world are more frustrating than waiting on a response from someone who we’re not even sure will respond. And when we fail to get a response, we usually stop trying to make contact.
But here’s a fact we can celebrate: The Lord always responds! Psalm 99:6, along with so many other scriptures, reminds us that God answers when His people call on Him. Knowing and embracing this simple truth will have a tremendous impact on our spiritual lifestyle.
Of course, there are prayers that aren’t instantly answered, and there are times when we feel like we’re on hold. Yet even then, the Lord is using it to produce perseverance and deepen our relational roots with Him. The fact remains, He is a responsive God and His response to our prayers is always governed by His perfect plan and timing for our lives.
Why call out to the Lord? Because as with Moses, Aaron, Samuel, and every other person who has placed their faith in Him, He answers, He responds, and He always does so in a way that has our best interests at heart.