MARCH 30 – Troublesome Times
Psalm 46:1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
We all are in need of a “safe place.” I am not referring to the worldly thought of a safe place. We do not fear opposing opinions. I am referring to that spiritual place that is provided by God. I am talking about the onslaught of this world that is trying to beat us down and destroy our faith and trust in God.
Retreats are wonderful and conferences are full of information but my God succors me better than any man-made means. When I rest in Him these worldly problems melt away. My fear is relieved. Retreats and conferences are the wisdom of men bolstered by the Word of God. When God is my refuge, the one I flee to, He strengthens me and is the help I need to carry on.
I think of our forefathers that came before us. Pioneer preachers that won many souls and built many churches who had no other preacher to turn to. He and the Lord traveled the wilderness together. They faced mobs that wanted to hurt them physically. Those that wanted to throw them in jail and they had no preacher to comfort them. They could flee to God no matter the circumstance. God was always available
The world will do their best to destroy the servant of God. God will carry us through the greatest turmoils of our life. We have no reason to fear when God has wrapped us up in His strength. Everything around us may shake and shiver but we are safe in the arms of God.
Who do you trust in times of troubles? The wisdom and strength of man or the sure safety of God, our refuge and strength?