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Online Bible Verses - Psalm 120:1 - Sending out an S.O.S

Updated on May 10, 2012

“A song of ascents. I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.” Psalm 120:1NIV

Can you recall a time when your breaking point had been reached, and you called out to God in a state of true distress? Many of us can. I sure can. Things were about as bad as we could imagine, could not have concocted a worse scenario in our minds. And it was really happening.

That was several years ago, but I cannot forget. Don’t think it would be wise to forget, as many invaluable things were learned. One of those, that given the data and probability analysis, a strong case can be made claiming God did indeed hear and respond.

Another reason why we do not forget, we see others going through like scenarios in the present. Maybe some of us reading here are in a tough spot. I am thinking of a few friends, whom I have been praying for, asking God to intercede. One of them has five children, four of whom have cystic fibrosis. For those kids, life has been a battle since birth. Come to find out, the oldest has just been diagnosed with leukemia. Couple that with pneumonia, and they almost lost her on a few occasions over the past month. Here my friends are in great distress, at the point where they question how much more they can take. And, they have been in this situation before. We believe God came through, and it is our hope He will again.

Perhaps the most challenging aspect when appealing to God: we do not have here and now, “five senses” based, factual confirmation He is there and listening. Faith must be an ingredient in what drives us to call out. But when there seems no other option, that’s what we do.


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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      I hear that, fleshly tendency is to doubt. Even when evidence suggests afterwards that He fixed it. Heck, scripture tells us that even people who witnessed His literal miracles doubted. Just the way we are, scripture tells us so.

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      Julie Mossad 5 years ago from Chesapeake, Virginia

      very true...I cannot think of a time when I called on God and He did not respond in His own time. Yet each time I call His name, I find myself questioning whether He will respond or not...human nature I guess :-)