Best Verses: Psalm 61:1-4 “1 Hear my cry, O God; give heed to my prayer. 2 From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.3 For You have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength against the enemy. 4 Let me dwell in Your tent forever; let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.”


I just love the hymn “A Mighty Fortress.”  I couldn’t help but think of it when I read these verses today.  God is our refuge and tower of strength.  He is our bulwark.  He defends us.  How? Through just His spoken word.  He speaks, and Satan flees.  How awesome is that?!

So, when I cry out to God, He listens and responds. He doesn’t do it just because we ask, though.  He does it because He loves us and wants to see us thrive.  He wants to lift us up.  He wants to conquer our enemies. He wants us to see Him work in our lives.


Teach your little Johnny to cry out to God first. They should not wait until it gets unbearable.  Teach them to cry out at the first hint of the enemy.  Don’t let the enemy approach.  Keep them at a distance.  We cannot defeat them – on our own.  And we don’t have to.

If our children can learn this life lesson early, they will have such a deeper walk with Christ as they get older. Seeing the Lord work builds our trust in Him.  He restores our faith.  He increases our endurance in trials.  But we have to call out.

Who are you crying out to today?  Is it the Lord God?  Or are you crying out to someone else?  It doesn’t matter how skilled they are or how many degrees they have behind their name.  No one can defend you or counsel you like Jesus.

O Jesus, You are the only One I can cry out to.  Help me today to stand firm and strong against the enemy.  Help me trust You to defend me against the accuser.


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