Make room for God's counsel
I know times I have encouraged myself, and other people, that in the day of trouble, God is gonna show up; that all we need to do is call and God will answer.
Doesn't God tell us to call in the day of calamity and he will deliver? Doesn't Psalm 91 say that he will keep the plague from our tent?
It does. For those who fear His name.
In Proverbs 1,God admonishes the simple, those who are wishy washy about his laws.
Those that he called and they refused to listen to his voice. They ignored his counsel. They did not take his reproof.
"I stretched my hand and no one heeded."
God therefore says he will laugh when calamity strikes them. They wil call and he will not answer.
Vs 24-28 "Because I have called and you refused to listen,
have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,
I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when terror strikes you,
when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently but will not find me."
This is the punishment for those who hate knowledge, who do not choose the fear of the Lord, who despise his correction and who do not take his counsel.
Today, don't turn away from God. Make room for God's word and God's correction. Listen to his counsel. Then in the day of trouble, you will call and he will deliver. You will dwell secure, without fear of disaster.
Vs 33 "But whoever listens to me will dwell SECURE and will be at ease, without dread of disaster."