3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me!” Psalm 116:3-4
Many of us were saved out of life of great sin and debauchery. We understand fully the words, “Lord, save me!”
Even as Believers, though, we find ourselves in distressing situations and we still cry, “Lord, save me!”
The situations are vastly different but no less traumatic:
- Your child was in a serious car accident.
- You just lost a loved one.
- You are very concerned about a loved one who is growing up without God.
You see, we ask the Lord to save us in these situations because otherwise we just might “lose it” or come unhinged. We are helpless because we have no control over the situation.
Many feel that it is a weakness to call out to God like this. For instance, what do you think about the person who goes down front every Sunday for prayer during the altar call? If the truth was told, many of us should be down front every week and twice on Wednesday! But we hide our stresses well.
It’s never a weakness to call out to God. Never.