Present Help in Trouble
Daily Devotional for March 21st
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Nothing in this life is ever the same. It is forever changing. The same is true of our spiritual lives. We enjoy a mountaintop victory one minute then enter a valley the next. You could be shouting the victory today, but tomorrow facing the trial of your life. Our enemy thrives on defeating us. However, his attacks continually prove unprofitable when we run to Jesus.
As children of God, we are never to look at life as we did before. Those who do, do not have Jesus as their shepherd. They cannot know the help He can give simply because they choose to seek help elsewhere. But if they call out to Him, He would rescue them in their time of trouble. Jesus does not forsake His people; neither does He leave them alone in their hardest times. Jesus is faithful! He comes when we need Him the most.
David lived for God long enough to learn that God was a refuge; meaning, God was a shelter he could run into to be protected from the onslaught of Satan. God wants be your shelter. He promises to shield you from the enemy. God will be your strength. He promises to cause you to wax valiant in fight when all of your natural strength fails. Not only does God promise to be your refuge and strength, but also be a present help in trouble. God will not wait until the battle is over to come to your aid, but will come on time! (Psalm 27:5 & 37:39)
Don’t ever think God will be absent in your hardest moments. He will be there for you! He will answer your call! He will not wait until your need for Him has passed. He will rescue you in the moment you need Him! Are you facing things today, realizing you’ll fail without God? Call to Him! He specializes in miracles! He specializes in delivering in the most impossible circumstances. It’s what God does best! He takes the devil’s best of tragedies and delivers His people from them. Satan cannot attack you hard enough that God cannot deliver you from it. Jesus is awaiting your call.