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Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Very Present Help in Trouble


Psalm 46:1-3

King James Version (KJV)

 1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

 2Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
 3Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.

Troubles seem to be multiplying on every hand in modern America. People are out of work and many fear losing their jobs as rumors of more layoffs hit the news this week. For the first time in its history the U.S.'s credit rating was lowered due to the failure of Congress and the President to adequately address the mountain of debt that weighs us down.

This complicates our personal lives. Prices are up everywhere we turn. Fear and hopelessness have set in. Families wonder how they can possibly make ends meet. Uncertainty has infected the entire American landscape.

But, God....

The Bible often uses that term after it describes seemingly hopeless conditions. 'But God....'

With God all things are possible, and in the verses quoted above we are told that God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the troubles of life.

So, when you feel overwhelmed, go to God. When you feel hopeless, go to God. When uncertainty overtakes you, go to God. And when you feel all alone and that no one cares or listens to your cries of pain, go to God, for He is listening.

Song: 'He's All I Need' by the Kingsmen Quartet

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