and call upon me in the day of trouble;Most of us have had a "day of trouble." Some of the trouble is big, some of it is small, but regardless of the size of the trouble, who do you call?
I will deliver you, and you will honor me."
There are plenty of people who are outward looking Christians, but when the day of trouble comes, they do not call upon God. They turn to the god of anger or the god of determination or maybe the god of personal experience and personal wisdom. (Do you get what I am saying?) I am not trying to be confusing, but so many people simply turn into themselves. Especially in this day that we are living in. I don't know if you have heard of the book, The Secret, but it is essentially all about that. You are your own god. There is nothing new there, people have been saying that since the serpent said it in the garden.
Some people do turn to God, but it is brief. He promises deliverance, but do you love Him enough to trust His deliverance? Deliverance doesn't always look like the Cancer being healed, or you current spouse disappearing and a new and improved one is at your doorstep. A sign of the righteous is that you will honor Him, no matter what kind of deliverance He brings.