We are all thankful for our “first responders,” they definitely fulfill a essential role. Our “rescuers” not only save lives, but bind wounds, provide consumer goods like foods and clothing, offer shelter and restore power when it’s possible.
As Christians, when we face a trial of life or tragedy, we have a God who is waiting for us to go to Him when we need help. He is waiting for a chance to prove His power when we face problematic situations.
One morning at around four o’clock, Peter was in a serious predicament. He and some of his friends were in a small boat far from shore when a powerful storm appear out of nowhere. Being scared for their lives they became more frightened once they thought they had saw a ghost. They screamed in terror. Over the wind’s wail came a harsh voice, “Stop being afraid.” It was Jesus reassuring them there was no reason for them to panic because He was there to save them when they needed Him most.
Peter said, “If it’s you, tell me to come to You – let me walk on the water!” “Certainly, come on. You’ve nothing to fear!” said Jesus. When he got out of the boat and felt the wind on his face, the waves below his feet, he lost his faith and started to sink. He shouted, “save me, Lord,” and Jesus did.
In our prayers the simplicity and sincerity is that counts, not the expressive style of our words or the length of worship. Never a set preparation but our faith. The Lord will always come to our rescue if we have a tendency to appeal or call to Him in a faith that believes in Him.
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. Psalm 12:1