Prayer is the KeyJune 6th, 2021
The above verses tell us that there will be days of trouble. Jesus Christ told us “In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
The first part of this verse told us that in Christ we will have peace, however, it is a necessity that we should “call upon Him”. How do you call upon Him? – In prayer. There is a good chance that if you don’t call upon Him, you will not be delivered. Many of us are in trouble and under the affliction of the devil but instead of call upon Him, we complain, murmur, or do everything but calling upon Him.
Many will call upon unbeliever friends rather than call upon God. For those that are not children of God, forget about calling God at the time of your troubles. Psalm 50:16 makes us know that you do not have a right to declare His statutes and you do not have the right to his promises. You may say the verse is referring to the wicked, but the bible makes us believe that if you do not have faith, you are wicked (2 Thessalonians 3:2).
One of the main lessons in this Psalm is that you cannot afford not to give your life to Christ, otherwise you do not have a right to pray to God. The other lesson is that if you are a child of God, He will deliver you from trouble if you call upon Him. It is your duty to call upon Him. God is not moved by pity party but by your prayer. Let us pray. The bible says the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.