Story #1. When the people cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer (Judges 3:9).
Story #2. The people cried out to the Lord, and the Lord raised up for them a deliverer (Judges 3:15).
Story #3. The people cried out to the Lord for help . . . so on that day God subdued their enemy (from Judges 4:3-23).
Story #4. The Lord still delivers those who cry out to Him.
Jesus loves me!
This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak,
But He is strong.*
*Anna B. Warner, Jesus Loves Me.
We always thank God . . . when we pray for you (Colossians 1:3, bold mine).
Do you always thank God when you pray?
I stood waiting, wondering why the elevator wasn’t stopping on our floor. . . I had forgotten to push the button that asks it to stop.
You do not have, because you do not ask (James 4:2).
Daniel was a man of prayer. He was thrown to the lions, but lived to tell: “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not harmed me (Daniel 6:22).“
We must be people of prayer. Our “adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).“
God will shut the lion’s mouth.
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight (Hebrews 4:23).
Nothing surprises God.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us (1 John 4:16).
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things (Romans 8:32)?