For years, my favorite Psalm was Psalm 91. I even used Psalm 911 as my email address. Why?
“911” is who we call when we are in trouble, and the first verse of Ps 91 is: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” That’s who we call when we have a problem!! And the psalm goes on to declare why we need not fear, how He will cover us with His protection and become our refuge and our rest, and even how He commands His angels concerning us. Psalm 91
When we look at the end of the psalm – verses 14–16 – it becomes clear just how lopsided our relationship with Him is. (I took the liberty of changing the “he” to “she”.)
"Because she loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue her; I will protect her, for she acknowledges my name. She will call upon me, and I will answer her; I will be with her in trouble, I will deliver her and honor her. With long life will I satisfy her and show her my salvation."
If we look carefully at these verses, we will see that God does the lion-share in this relationship: He rescues us, protects us, answers us, is with us in trouble, delivers us, honors us, satisfies us, and saves us. Our part? Love Him, acknowledge Him and call upon Him.
How awesome is that!! Just like a loving parent with the lion-share of responsibility wishing only for her child to love her, so too, our heavenly Father just desires us to love, acknowledge and call upon Him. His promise is to rescue, protect, answer, be with us, deliver, honor, satisfy and save us. Could you ask for anything more?