Tuesday, September 12, 2017

When you're looking for someone equal to all emergencies

As I write, my area in the south is under an unprecedented tropical storm warning and what’s left of Irma is making the pine trees in my front yard increasingly frazzled. Here’s praying they are still standing tomorrow.

The hotels in our town are full of cars with Florida license plates and folks who don’t know what they’re going back to in the next few days.

A lot of uncertainty.

In these times, we hold on to what we know is certain.

“God is our refuge and strength an ever present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

This commentary on Psalm 46:1 says, God is “a help accommodated to every case . . . whatever it is, He is a very present help; we cannot desire a better help, nor shall ever find the like in any creature.”
Matthew Henry writes this: “God is our refuge just now, in the immediate present, as truly as when David penned the word. God alone is our all in all. All other refuges are refuges of lies, all other strength is weakness, for power belongeth unto God: but as God is all sufficient, our defense and might are equal to all emergencies.”

Max Lucado in reflecting on 9/11(the anniversary of which is today as I write), “This world can be tough on a soul. Yours needs an anchor: a double pointed cast iron hooking point that is sturdier than the storm. Storms still rage . . . God never promised a life with no storms. But He did promise to meet us in the midst of them.”

So friends, wherever you are and whatever you are facing, you “cannot desire a better help” for God is “equal to all emergencies.” In any storm or its aftermath God has promised, “to meet us in the midst of them.”

Praying for all those recovering from Irma.

Please consider a donation to Samaritan's Purse to help with hurricane relief HERE.


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