“God is our refuge and strength
A present help in trouble.”
Many times, when we experience setbacks, it seems as though God is a million miles away. But don’t despair, things are not always as they appear to be. God has chosen you and He is present to help. Trust that He is with you in your dilemma and He will deliver you from the power of darkness. Rather than focus on how big your problem is, try focusing on how big your God is. God sees you and against all odds, He will come to your aid when you need Him.
When Jesus’ disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee, they encountered a terrible storm. The storm would have surely taken their lives if Jesus had not shown up to help them. The Bible says that Jesus was on the mountain praying when He looked down and saw the disciples desperately rowing their boat in the middle of the sea. They had been rowing for several hours, but they had only reached the halfway point of their journey. I’m sure the disciples thought they would perish in the storm. However, in their darkest hour, Jesus came walking on the sea to save them.
The Bible says Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Friends, Jesus loves you. He will never let you down. He was a present help for the disciples and He will be a present help for you. So don’t be afraid. Remember that God is your present help. He sees you in your storm. Determine in your heart that you will believe the word of God. All things are possible if you only believe.
Father, I thank You in advance for rescuing me in my time of trouble. Today, I will not be afraid because I know You are my present help.