Today’s Promise

October 13, 2021

When Trouble Comes, I Call on the Lord

In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me.
Psalm 86:7

When Trouble Comes

What do you do when your day of trouble comes? No matter who you are, there will be days of trouble. Sometimes you may have caused them, and sometimes trouble just seems to show up on your doorstep.

Right now, you may be in a day of trouble. For some folks, these last 18 months have been a struggle. The stress level for many folks is still really high. The uncertainty related to the future of Covid is still on the minds of many. 

It seems like “the day of trouble’ is familiar to us all. Since none of us can predict what tomorrow may bring, how should we respond when our “day of trouble” comes?

The “What if?” Train

The first way you can respond is with fear and worry. You can let the “what if?” train run uncontrolled through your mind. “What if I lose my job, what if we can’t make the car payment, what if, what if, what if?” The “What if” train is long and fast, and once it gets going, it is hard to stop.

The Complain Tran

You can also respond to the day of trouble by complaining. It is easy to say, “this isn’t fair, I don’t deserve this, it’s not my fault,” and on and on. The “complain” train runs just as fast and as hard to stop as the worry and fear train.

Call on the Lord

However, a better way to respond is to call on the Lord. King David had his share of troubling days. Before he became king, Saul had placed a bounty on his head and was out for his life. He faced wars, enemies, and even betrayal and murder in his own family. Yet David had learned the secret when facing days of trouble. David called upon the Lord. He knew that when He called upon the Lord, God would answer. 

When your day of trouble comes, call on the Lord. God will never leave you to face your day of trouble alone. He is ready and will answer you when you call on Him.

Look at that promise again.

In the day of my trouble I shall call upon You, For You will answer me. – Psalms 86:7 

Make These Confessions.

  • When trouble comes, I will not fear or complain.
  • When trouble comes, I will call upon the Lord.
  • When I call upon the Lord, I know He will answer me.
  • God will never leave me to face my troubles and problems alone.

In Jesus Name,

So when you face a major problem or issue, will you climb on the “What if” or the “Complain” train, or will you respond by calling on the Lord.

Just a quick reminder, if you live in the DFW area, I hope you will join us Friday night, October 22, for a night of Praise and Purpose. We will also be celebrating 4 years of The National Prayer Room and The Daily Promise. Join us for this free night of music and inspiration. Go to for more information.

When have you called on the Lord when you faced trouble? (Put your answer in the comment section below.)


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  1. Lisa October 13, 2021 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Billy, congratulations on the 4 year anniversary of DP!
    I said a prayer that the worship and praise at your event on Oct 22 will rock heaven and that the Holy Spirit will move in the people!
    Everyone, sing loud and sing proud because it pleases God!

    • Billy Taylor October 13, 2021 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Lisa. Wish you could join us. – Billy

  2. Carol Elizabeth Diaz October 13, 2021 at 10:46 am - Reply

    8 months ago today Covid hit my entire family and we called upon the Lord. Every day since God has been with us in our battle and I know He is still here fighting for us and answering as we continue to fight. The victory is His and may it all be for His glory. I thank Him so much for being with us in our stoma, and yes…I have very much had the freight train of worry, fear and uncertainty run through this situation, but God is greater and gently reminds me he is here and that to tell that train “move along … this is not your station!”

    • Billy Taylor October 13, 2021 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      Amen – Billy

  3. Lisa October 14, 2021 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Carol, that is an excellent reminder. I’m going to keep that one! Thanks for telling your story.

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