Do unsolicited sales calls make you crazy? A lower interest rate, an extended car warranty, a timeshare opportunity . . . And I suspect most of these “amazing offers” aren’t even legit.
But I received a call recently that was rather entertaining. An exuberantly chipper woman told me I had qualified for a free cruise vacation (yeah, right) and just needed to answer a few questions. Our conversation went like this:
Me: I’m in the middle of working right now—this isn’t a good time.
Chipper Telemarketer: This is exciting! Okay, so is your annual household income still over $40,000?
Me: I don’t think you’re listening to me. I want you to take my name off your list.
Chipper Telemarketer: I don’t think I heard you clearly—let’s try this again so we can get you signed up for your free trip! Is your annual household income still over $40,000?
I’m thankful that our Heavenly Father is nothing like Miss Chipper. When we speak to Him, He doesn’t ignore us. He already knows our thoughts and concerns, and yet He still listens (see Psalm 139:1,4).
Psalm 91 tells us that God hears the cries of those who seek refuge in Him:
“When [the one who holds fast to me] calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.” (Psalm 91:15)
When we call out to the Lord, He listens and responds. He rescues. He provides. He pours out His perfect peace.
No matter what you face this week, the Lord listens when you call to Him.