Ghostbusters! Did anyone sing that with me?
My youngest daughter recently got a new toy she pretends is a phone. She likes to ask, “who you going to call mommy?” and when I respond, “Ghostbusters!” she tells me no.
As I meditate on a verse from Job that continues to cling to me, it makes me reflect on who I call when trouble arises.
I have my husband, my close friends, my mom, my extended family . . . and God. Full transparency: rarely is God ever the first call.
Only God has true wisdom and real power. Only from Him can I learn how to live and what to live for. He knows the outcome and, therefore, should be the one from whom I seek advice! So why do I turn elsewhere first?
I’m impatient. I’m accustomed to an instantaneous world. Why wait for a solution when I can turn to friends and get an instant response? Instant affirmation and advice. Instant encouragement. Eventually, I remember to seek God. After I have complained to friends, let my frustrations rise, and am feeling downright crappy, I remember God holds the key. No, the answer may not be instantaneous, but the peace He gives is.
God provided us with written instructions for any problem, crisis, or situation that could ever arise. The Bible is the second most important weapon in your arsenal. Second only to crying out to God Himself.
“You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” Psalm 62:5
“I cry aloud to God, aloud to God, and he will hear me.” Psalm 77:1
You all, Scripture is chock full of proof that God hears us when we cry out to Him. If you need affirmation, it’s in Scripture. If you need advice, it’s in Scripture. God is present and aware, turn to Him for wisdom and power first.
So, who do you call first?