Sunday, July 15, 2018

The typical foxhole prayer is, “God help in this mess.” That’s the equivalent of a 90 yard pass in the last seconds of a football game. It’s not a bad prayer but puts God at the margins of your life.

God wants to be at the center of your life. He wants to form your spiritual character in everyday events and the crisis. So, when we turn to him just at the critical moment of a crisis, what are we saying? We often mean, “I don’t have any other help at this last stand, so let me ask God.” 

God may be absent in your crisis because you only give him a passing nod on the other days. Jesus cried out on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” and that was in the context of a life of close fellowship with the Father. Yes, cry out in the crisis and have it grounded in a life of closeness to Him.