“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” Psalm 46:1
We live in very troubled times. If anyone could relate to our troubles today it would be King David. He had all sorts of troubles of his own. Some were consequences of terrible judgment on his part; others were designed by God to test his faith. In the midst of all of that was God, ready to give David aid whenever he sought it. In spite of the horrific goings on in the world today God is still on His throne and by His Spirit still in the midst of all the calamity.
We can think of God as a mighty Fortress or a strong Tower, for scripture speaks of Him in that vain.1 Since God is all-powerful or omnipotent, there is nothing He cannot do. If there were anything God was incapable of doing then He would cease to be God, for something would be outside His sphere of influence. No other being, created or otherwise, can match the wisdom, power or ubiquitous nature of our God. He is capable of rescuing any one of us at a split seconds notice if we ask Him to, even though the answer may not come as quickly as we might like. Our trust in God must then kick in. Our trust in God needs to lead us to the place where we understand that delays are not denials. Patience is required.
The word ‘always’ is what is known as an absolute word. ‘Always’ means there is never a time when this or that will not take place. Therefore, what the above verse is saying to us is that there is never a time when God will not help us, no matter what may have befallen us. Rest in the knowledge that God is always aware of every situation you may find yourself in and He is ready, willing and more than able to help you if asked. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
1 Proverbs 18:10; Psalm 61:3; Psalm 18:2.