Monday, February 21, 2022

"Call to Me"

By: Joanne Viola

It’s such a familiar verse and yet, as it sits spread out before me, its familiarity falls like a blanket on my heart. It brings comfort and peace.

Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3, NASB)

Looking at the words for a period of time, reading and re-reading the words, some thoughts came:

  • God wants us to pray. Hear the voice of God, for it is He who is speaking these words. Can you hear the longing in His voice? He is expressing His desire for us to call on Him, to come to Him with what is weighing us down.
  • God will answer. God wants to provide answers to our questions, respond to our needs, and move in situations. He wants to answer. The answer may not come on our timetable, or in the way we want, but God will answer – in His time and in His way.
  • God will bless. As we pray, humbly laying our heart open before Him, He will tell us and show us things in His Word. He brings understanding, showing us truths we may not have seen before.

Jeremiah knew the city of Jerusalem was going to face hard times. He needed God to teach and show him what to do. In penning this Scripture, he also teaches us what we are to do when we have no idea how to move forward.

We call on God, and we wait for Him to answer. The very last thing I noticed in this verse is this:

  • God brings knowledge. Somehow God makes us smarter than we are. He not only brings understanding, He brings knowledge.

“The invitation suggests that divine revelation becomes reality when it is sought.”
(from The New American Commentary, Vol. 16, page 298)

 Call to Him,
for He waits for you to do so,
and He will answer.


Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash 






  1. Beautiful post, Joanne! And one of my very favorite verses, it was Jeremiah 33:3 that God used to speak to me the very first time as a new Christian! He comforted me during a difficult time and encouraged me to seek him always through that verse!

  2. I am amazed at the many times Scripture invites us to come to Him, call to Him, and come close to Him. Thank you for sharing how God used this verse in your life, Donna.


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