Challenges, adversaries, difficulties… Two ways to handle them: You can try to solve them on your own – or you can seek help from someone who has the ability to solve the problem. As a Christian, it’s either you “and your lonesome” – or seeking the help of the Almighty God – the great “I AM!” – the “able” and “willing” One!
Perhaps you, or someone you love and care about, is facing a need like that… I know I am! And there are several I care deeply about who are facing daunting challenges! Here’s what I read this morning from the Bible during my time of “coffee with the Lord”…
“O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us, what deeds you performed in their days, in the days of old! You with your own hand drove out the nations, but them you planted – You afflicted the peoples, but them you set free. For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but Your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for You delighted in them… For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. But You have saved us from our foes and have put to shame those who hate us. In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to your name forever! … Rise up; come to our help! Redeem us for the sake of your steadfast love!” (From Psalm 44 ESV)
Probably you, like myself, have heard the wonderful stories of God’s mighty, miraculous acts in the past, from family and Christian friends! They trusted the Lord and he delivered them, healed them, defended them and answered their prayers. I don’t know about you, but I this morning during “coffee with the Lord” I determined to trust the Lord in the challenges I am facing… After all His tomb is empty!