Psalms 46:1 is one of my favorite Bible verses. It’s a bold reminder that God is very present in our lives….and He’s there to help us in times of trouble.
Sometimes we tend to rely on our “own strength” to get us through. We struggle and we worry. We fret and we try to figure it all out. We lose sleep because our minds will not rest until we find a solution.
Have you ever seen a stubborn toddler insist on doing something on their own?
You know they really need help, but because of their fuss and insistence to “do it myself” you let them struggle on their own — until they finally glance up at you and plead for help.
I imagine our Heavenly Father is doing the same thing. He’s watching us…just wondering how long we’ll struggle on our own. He’s waiting for us to finally glance up and plead for help!
I believe He WANTS to help us — just like we want to help a little one with something that they can’t possibly do on their own.
When should we give up and seek God’s help?
I believe we should pray about everything and ALL the time. (I Thessalonians 5:17) I also believe God gives us a mind to use and we should use it. He’s given us His word to direct our paths. He doesn’t want us to be lazy and just sit around waiting for handouts. And He does want us to take actions of faith.
But, there are times that circumstances are outside of our control. There are times when we truthfully do not know what to do next. There are times when we’re really sinking in deep trouble.
Glance up and plead to your Heavenly Father. He is your refuge. He is your strength. He is your help in trouble. He is present. He is always there.
>> I’d love to hear from you. Share with me your testimony of God helping you in a time of trouble.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”