The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
That was my father’s confirmation verse. It’s a good reminder, especially when life puts a speedbump in your path, that the Lord is always near. It may be difficult. It may be frightening. But He’s there to listen, and to give us strength. Prayer is a powerful thing.
As another one of the Psalms reminds us:
In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.