“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV)
God is good. All the time. And the Holy Spirit’s timing for reminding me of this verse couldn’t be more perfect.
With Hurricane Harvey leaving behind devastation, trauma, loss, hopelessness, fear, and uncertainty, there is One whom we can all look to for comfort, help, and hope.
My tendency in any difficult situation, frustrating circumstance, or fearful trial is to run to another human for a combination of help, advice, and a listening ear.
But the only One whom I can count on 100% of the time is God. And to Him I MUST run first.
Every time. All the time.
- Why do I forget this?
- Shouldn’t it be easy to think of Him first and always?
- When has He ever failed me or ignored me or forsaken me? (NEVER.)
He’s the safest refuge, the mightiest strength, and the perfectly faithful Helper. Run to Him for safety, power, encouragement, wisdom, protection, and provision.
Join me in praying for my Texas neighbors. The road to recovery will surely be long. The storm raged for only a few days, but its impact will ripple across millions of hearts for years to come.
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