Right From the Start
Many of the folks who come for counsel express disappointment in the Lord because He hasn’t answered their prayers. Unfortunately, they’ve often waited until they were in a jam before they prayed. Having failed morally, they expect the Lord to bail them out, to help them avoid the consequences of foolish behavior. “Trust in the LORD and do what is right! Settle in the land and maintain your integrity! Then you will take delight in the LORD, and he will answer your prayers.” (Psalm 37:3, 4) God is your life preserver – but you should put Him on before you get in over your head.