Call Out to God FIRST

Blessed be the LORD! For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to
him. -Psalm 28:6-7
One of the things we see in so many of the Psalms is how the psalmists knew they could call out to God in times of trouble. In times of difficulty, oppression, and pain the writers of the Psalms turned to God for help again and again. That’s what David did in Psalm 28; and as the verses above show, David was confident that God would answer and come to his aid. If only we had that kind of confidence more often.
It seems that, for many of us, when we face difficulties in this life our tendency is to turn to all kinds of other things before going to God for help. Many of us will look to ourselves to handle difficulties that come our way, thinking we can do it all alone. Then we’ll turn to a spouse or other close friends for help. Then,
when we feel as though we’re out of options, we might turn to God and say a desperate, and perhaps doubtful, prayer for help. For many of us God is a last resort.
Don’t make God your last resort. He loves you, and wants to be there to bring you through the hard parts of life. The best part is that whatever difficulty comes your way, God can handle it! So go to him, like David, confident that he will answer.