I have always told my children, “When you’re in need, when you’re hurting, just call me. I’ll be there! I don’t care where I am, I’ll come!” If I as an earthly father love my children this much, just think how much more our heavenly Father cares. Will he not respond when we call?

The Word of God says, “For he will deliver the needy when he cries, the poor also, and him who has no helper. He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy. He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; and precious shall be their blood in his sight” (Psalm 72:12-14 NKJV).

It is crucial to our heavenly Father that every one of his children, his creation, knows this. “All of you who are poor, in dire need and undergoing attacks from the enemy, your blood is precious to me. All you have to do is cry out, and I will deliver you!”

Psalm 34 is a beautiful account by David of God’s tender care of him through desperately hard times. He sums it up in verse 6: “This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles” (Psalm 34:6).

You don’t have to know a lot of religious terms. The one thing you must know is that no matter what you’ve done, what you’re going through, or how wicked you may have been, you will always be precious in his eyes. Christ said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).

Why is he knocking? Because your life is priceless, and he won’t let you go. He doesn’t come to push you around, but time and time again he’ll come and speak to your heart. “Call on me now in your need,” he whispers.

You may have been in churches where people condemned you and put you down. All they did was judge you by what you looked like on the outside. God doesn’t ever do that. He sees your potential. He’ll give you joy and beauty in place of dirt and ashes. He will set you free!