How long do you want to live for? I just read a story about a woman in the United States who was celebrating her 106th birthday. She attributes her long life to God. She said that her favourite scripture is Psalms 91:15-16:
“He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
Psalm 91 is called the “Psalm of Protection” In it, the psalmist tells us the way that God will protect us if we call on Him. It says that he will answer us IF we call on Him. This isn’t saying that our Heavenly Father may or might answer us but that He will. This is a promise that he will answer us. That He will be with us in trouble and not only that but that He will deliver us from that trouble and give us honour.
Child of God, call out to our Lord and Saviour when you are in need. He has promised that He will answer and not only that, but that He will be with us in every situation. Even if we don’t feel His presence, comfort yourself with His promises. Go to your Heavenly Father crying, “Abba, Father”. Fix your eyes and spirit on Him and not on anything in this world when you don’t know what else to do. When you are in need, don’t go to someone here on earth. Always go to our Father in Heaven first and He will open the doors that need to be opened to help you. Even if the answer doesn’t come as fast as you expect it, expect that He will answer you with the best possible solution. He knows what you need – trust in Him and let Him show you His salvation here on this earth.