Joel 1:19 O LORD, to thee will I cry: For the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, And the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.
God’s people have sinned against Him. They are suffering because of their sin. They do not call on God because they love Him. They do not call no God because they want to know Him better but because they are hurting. They call on the Lord because of the fire and flame.
What does it take to get us to call on the Lord? Do we love Him? Are we seeking Him? I want to love God when I am not doing so to get help. I know that I need Him. I know that He is the source of all my blessings but I want to love Him even when I am not hurting.