Did you know that we bring glory to God by calling upon Him when we are in distress? God promised He would deliver us if we turned to Him. We deny the Lord honor that is rightfully His every time we find ourself in difficulty and we fail to call upon Him for help! There may be times when God allows you to reach a point of need so that you can call upon Him, and thus let Him demonstrate to a watching world the difference He makes. If God never allowed you to experience need, people around you might never have the opportunity to witness God’s provision in the life of a Christian. If you never faced a shortfall, you might be tempted to feel self-sufficient and without any need of God in your daily life. We are turning from a season of thanksgiving to hope. We will want to have a good heart to see those who are in need. To do so we must understand what it is like to be in need ourselves.
The ego will tempt us to think that we do not need to seek God’s assistance. Self-regard will seek to convince us that we can handle our dilemma through our own wisdom, resources, and hard work. Pride will rob glory from God and seek to give it to you. There is something bigger than me and you. Don’t allow our pride to take what rightfully belongs to the Lord. Call upon our Lord and wait exclusively upon Him to rescue us. Then give Him the glory that He deserves. Christmas season is about hope. This hope is grounded in preparation and expectation. Self-sufficiency can greatly hinder your ability to experience God and bring Him honor. This week when you are in a time of distress, turn to Him authentically and simply!