“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1)
God IS the Great I Am…. the ever present, eternal, self existing God.
And He’s “God right now!
He’s not going to be God.. He IS God – right now!!
We often remember the good things He’s done in the past – how He helped us and delivered us in some difficult situation… And indeed, we should remember!… For that’s our experience with Him… And “experience gives HOPE” – hope for the areas of life where we need His help TODAY!
As believers – when we accepted Jesus as our personal Savior – God accepted us into His Kingdom as members of His family. So now, more than ever, God IS our refuge and our hope…and He IS a very present help in time of trouble! (FYI.. “Present” in that verse in the original Hebrew text means: “to come forth to”.. + “be enough”…. He is there and He IS ENOUGH!! )
God wants us to learn to trust Him.. and out of that trust..to call upon Him for the help we need – for our own life or to secure help for someone else… We can call on God our Heavenly Father.. with confidence..knowing that He hears and He cares! And the great thing is that.. He does not wait for you and me to be perfect before He will answer our prayers and our call for help…It’s enough that we recognize our need.. and WANT His help….
And even when the need that’s pressing heavily upon our heart..involves a problem area in our personal life – an area where we need to make a change in our behavior or in a habit pattern.. He is so ready to listen… and forgive… Ready to extend His grace to us to help us start making the adjustments we need to make…
Whatever the problem.. when you and I call on Him in our time of need – be it urgent or otherwise – He WILL come forth to help us! Our part is to “call on Him” ..ASK!.. Because He’s God right now.. and He wants to be there for you in your time of trouble.
(How many times have I called on Him for help in some serious situation that comes up – or just to help me turn things around when I’ve done something “dumb”?… how many times? More than I would like to admit to you – but how glad I am that I did turn to Him.. Jesus… He is my help, my hope and my God… totally able and reliable.. and for me, completely unforgettable… He’s God right now… and He loves and wants to be there just as much for you.)