God is our strong refuge; he is truly our helper in times of trouble.
There comes a time in everyone’s life (some more than others) when we will require someone’s aid. I imagine that as you read this you can recall at least one occasion when someone helped you and it was as if they were a godsend. You can also probably remember a time when someone attempted to help you and it turned out to be more of a burden than anything else.
In the tumultuous times we live in, it seems as if trouble is all around. It’s difficult to place our confidence in anyone or anything because all that we thought was solid and firm and sure is crumbling around us. Places of physical safety, financial safety, health safety, emotional safety, and psychological safety are rapidly disappearing. We’ve cried for help and none has come! Well beloved, I’ve got good news for you. Help is not only on the way, but it has been there all along.
Our scripture reference informs us that we have a strong refuge (a solid, dependable, impenetrable place of safety) wherein exists an inexhaustible, abundantly available, wonder-working supply of help. No matter what trouble you are confronted with, no matter what circumstance is trying its best to overwhelm you, God Almighty is available to, wants to, and in fact gets downright excited about the opportunity to bare His mighty arm on your behalf. Beloved, make the decision to trouble your trouble by calling on God to help you today. The God of the universe, who is desperately in love with you, is ready, willing, and most assuredly able to help you, to turn your situation around, and give you the victory today. He’s waiting to hear from you!
Precious Heavenly Father, once again I find myself so very thankful, even overwhelmingly astounded, by Your amazing grace and unfailing mercy. You are so awesome, and I count it a privilege to be your child, to be the object of Your love. Thank You for being my impenetrable place of safety and for Your eternal readiness to help me. Grant me grace to ask for, receive, and appropriate Your help continually. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
May the Lord cause His face to shine upon you, bless you, and give you peace. Until next week…. grace and peace to you.
McClinton E. Porter