Words from the Heart for Wednesday May 24th, 2017
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1 (KJV)
God is our Refuge
Have you already memorized this verse? This truth has stood the test of time in countless thousands of lives among the people of the Lord. Receive and record this truth into your heart and mind. Then you will know who is your very present help when trouble comes. Ask the Lord who to share this truth with today. It may be their day of trouble. You can bring hope and direct them to His help!
Under Canadian law a refugee is someone who faces persecution in their home country or the country where they normally live, or would face persecution if they returned to that country. People are allowed to make a refugee claim upon arrival in Canada by land, sea or air. If sponsored by a Canadian government or private group, a refugee claim may be made outside of the country. The official term for someone who applies for refugee status because of race, religion, political opinion, nationality, or membership in a social group, is called a Convention Refugee. A person in need of protection is anyone who faces a danger of torture, a risk to their life, or a risk of cruel and unusual punishment. The Canadian Border Services Agency decides if an applicant is eligible for refugee status in Canada.
Most of us, most of the time, are not in trouble. Thankfully, life usually goes along quite normally, and we find that within ourselves we have all we need to face the daily tasks and pressures of life. But each of us faces troubling times now and again, and they push us to the point where we realize just how feeble our own resources really are. It is in those moments that those of us who have put our faith in Jesus Christ recognize how important our trust in Him is, and how available the resources are that He provides. In Psalm 46:1 we read “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” In these twelve words there is so much truth, and so many profound promises. There is the truth of God’s nature and His provision. He is our refuge. When we have used up every human resource, and when we feel like we are just hanging on to sanity by our fingertips, God is there to provide more than we can possibly imagine. As the song writer puts it, “when we reach the end of our hoarded resources, our Father’s full giving has only begun.” Are you at the end of your human strength? Then put your trust in God’s faithfulness and provision. And you will find supernatural power to carry you through anything and everything that you are facing right now.
These have been words from the heart.