April 30, 2020

I woke up to the sound, or maybe I was coming out of a dream, but whatever state I was in the Lord had my attention. What I heard was a walkie-talkie that was cutting in and out. I tried to make sense of the scratching noise when I heard the call for “May Day.” I knew right away it was a distress call, and thankfully what came next was a calm and steady voice that responded with the most perfect words…“roger that.”

Roger that is an expression used to respond to a distress call and with MAY upon us, I feel at ease believing that God is responding to us in many different ways to bring relief in a time of distress.

I believe that God is faithful and comes through even when we aren’t asking, however this season is an unprecedented time when I think many are reaching out with screams and whispers of specific S.O.S signals that will be met with answers and solutions of relief.

“But you Lord are a shield around me, the One who lifts up my head. I call out to the Lord and He answers me, I lie down and wake again because He sustains me.” (Ps.3:3-4)

“Listen to my words Lord, Consider my sighing. Pay attention to the sound of my cry, for you are King, my God to whom I pray. In the morning Lord, you hear my voice and I will plead my case to you and then watch expectantly.” (Psalm 5:2)

Let’s lean into our calls for help, it’s wisdom not weakness to lean on someone who not only has our answers but is our answer.

Ready for May, DeAnn Carpenter