I am clumsy. I fall often. I trip over nothing. And I fall UP the stairs. Yep, I am a clumsy.
Wednesday night I went outside to get our recycling bins from the curb. I hit an icy patch and slid all the way down the driveway. Ouch! My first reaction was to scream. I just knew I was going to break an arm, hit my head or something really bad. Once I finally came to a stop at the bottom of the hill and into a pile of snow, I sat there and cried. I yelled for my husband, who was inside the house and could not hear me. Then I yelled for my daughter, also inside the house and not able to hear. Then I sent my husband a text. If you knew my husband you would know that was a worthless text. I love him dearly but the man does not answer his phone! (hugs honey) After sitting there without help for five minutes I scrambled to my feet and limped all the way to the front door. I was hurt, wet and cold.
Once I had taken some pain medication and put on the good ole icy hot patches, I went to bed. While I was laying there in pain, God spoke to me. "Why did you not call out to Me?" Ouch! That hurt worse than the physical pain. Here I was on my feet slipping and sliding then halfway down the hill fell on my backside and slid the rest of the way. I called for everyone to help, except God. After talking to God about this, I believe if I would have simply said, from the beginning, "God please help me," I would have gained my footing and not slipped and fell.
"Evening, morning and noon, I cry out in distress, and He hears me." Psalm 55:17
So now I want to ask you. In times of distress, who do you call out to? Do you call for your spouse, parent, neighbor or friend? Please do not misunderstand me. Yes, we should feel comfortable turning to those we love. I am constantly asking my sweet sisters for prayer. I am so grateful God has placed them in my life. But we should always turn to God first. We need to turn to Him and lean on Him.
Friends, in time of trouble, turn to God. Maybe it is a headache, fear, sick child, hard day at work, debt, argument with your spouse, whatever it is you are facing simply turn to God. When we cry out, He hears us.
P.S. I am okay now! A little sore, but okay.