When I Call on Jesus

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When I Call on Jesus – Song from the Heart
“When I call on Jesus” is a phrase from a song that has been recorded by the popular Christian artist Nichole C Mullen. The lyrics say it all.

    I’m so very ordinary
    Nothing special on my own
    I have never walked on water
    I have never calmed a storm
    Sometimes I’m hiding away form the madness around me
    Like a child who’s afraid of the dark.

    But when I call on Jesus
    All things are possible
    I can mount on wings like eagles and soar
    When I call on Jesus
    Mountains are gonna fall
    ‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me when I call

    Weary brother
    Broken daughter
    Widowed, widowed lover
    You’re not a lone
    If you’re tired and scared of the madness around you
    If you can’t find the strength to carry on

    Call Him in the mornin’
    In the afternoon time
    Late in the evenin’
    He’ll be there
    When your heart is broken
    And you feel discouraged
    You can just remember that He said
    He’ll be there

When I Call on Jesus – Storms of Life
When everything is calm and going well in our lives, we often don’t think to call on Jesus. We feel in control of our lives, and we can cope with what comes along.

We all know the storms of life and the uncertainties will come.

  • Financial – redundant over spending, investment crashes, mortgage rates going up
  • Emotional – relationship break ups, loss of a loved one, difficulties with friends or co-workers
  • Spiritual storms – people looking for meaning and purpose in life, experiencing a faith crisis
For many people, there is a loss or lack of control in their lives that will drive them to compromising choices. With this turmoil often comes the feeling of being out of control and with no direction.

When I Call on Jesus – An Biblical Example
“That day when evening came, he [Jesus] said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, don't you care if we drown?’ He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’ They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!’” (Mark 4:35-41).

When the winds came up and tossed the boat about, the disciples were afraid. They wondered if they would die! They missed the whole point -- Jesus was with them all the while. He wanted His disciples to call on Him.

Like the disciples, in the midst of these storms, we can call on Jesus to bring calm, serenity, and peace of mind.

  • If you think your situation is hopeless -- call on Jesus.
  • If you cannot see your way through -- call on Jesus.
  • If you feel totally overwhelmed -- call on Jesus.
  • If you feel you are the worst person on the earth -- call on Jesus.
  • If you feel no one loves you and nobody care for you -- call on Jesus.
The disciples called on Jesus because they wanted to be reassured that He loved them. Just like us, we want to be reassured that we are important, that we matter to someone, that we make a difference, and that others care for us. When we call on Jesus, He may not remove the obstacles in our way, but He will walk through them with us.

Many children throughout the world also want to be reassured that Jesus loves them. If you would like to be an important expression of Christ’s love to children in need, please consider Compassion International.

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