CALL ON HIS NAME

By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]

“I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of
my heart. Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from
thee” (Psalm 38:8-9).

Have you become as desperate as David was? Have you shut yourself in with the
Lord, falling on your face and crying out to him? Dull, quiet, lazy praying
will not accomplish anything. If you are not unburdening your soul to God, you
don’t really want healing—you want out!

You have to cry out loudly, as David did, “Lord, hear my plea! I’m not
letting go of You until You answer!”

Let me illustrate the kind of desperation David had. Suppose you are on your
way home and as you turn the corner of your street, you see fire trucks parked
in front of your house. Black smoke is billowing out of the windows and the
whole place is about to go up in flames—and you know your mate and children
are trapped inside.

Tell me, how calm and quiet would you be in that moment? How long would you
stand by doing nothing, hoping the fire dies down on its own? Would you sit
there quietly praying, “Jesus, I hope you put out the fire”? No! If you had
any love in your heart at all, you would race through the smoke into your home
and try to do something!

If your marriage is in trouble, then your house is on fire—and your
relationship is going up in blazes. If you allow this fire to continue, you are
going to lose everything.

So, do you have the fear of God in you about your marriage? Are you burdened
down with guilt and condemnation over your role in its disintegration? If so,
don’t try to ease your conscience. God is sending you His strong word because
He loves you. He is mercifully warning you, trying to wake you up before you
self-destruct. So run to Him and pray diligently. All healing begins by calling
urgently on His name!

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