Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”
The believer’s life is characterized by prayer. It is a key aspect and without it, they find themselves powerless. No true believer has ever said, “I don’t have time to pray”. Simply put, prayer is communing with our Creator.
Often, we go through life on auto-pilot, just going through the motions. Doing whatever we want. Living on our own terms. We are educated, intelligent beings with vast capabilities. We are perfectly capable of managing our own lives. Do we really need God? Yet when we hit a wall, the question arises “why God, why me?”. It is then we realise how futile our efforts are – and our dire need for God’s help.
Jeremiah was subject to unbelievable ridicule despite his fulfilment of God’s Will. In his moments of deep discouragement, he received a message of hope – “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Imagine the comfort and peace that filled the wailing prophet’s heart.
The Lord assures us today, too, that all we need to do is call on His Name (in faith) – and He is faithful to answer (Psalm 145:18). The Lord is always willing to receive our prayer, He waits for us to ask. Surely the Father already knows what we need (Matthew 6:8). When we ask, we are acknowledging that He alone is Jehovah. That we are nothing – and we can do nothing – without Him. And when we do ask, we must first humble ourselves before Him, lay aside our wilfulness and anxiety, and determine to obey Him.
And finally, James 4:8 tells us to “draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” God wants us to be close to Him at all times. Remember, the Lord your God is just a call away.