Thursday, July 12, 2018

Find Strength and Help

When hardship and trouble comes, turn to the LORD for strength and help. Turn to the Bible to find the promises of God's help in your trouble. Believe the promises and pray them back to God. Trust God to help you. He will, as you stand by faith on the sure promises of His word. Your trouble is God's opportunity to show you His faithfulness.

"The LORD of hosts is with us. The God of Jacob is our refuge" (Psalm 46:11). This verse refers to the covenant of God. LORD is His covenant name. God promises to be the refuge or safe place for all who trust His covenant word.

The LORD is with all who trust Him. Trust is a confident assurance that God will do all that He has promised. He says to all believers, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 13:5). That's His covenant promise.

Doubt says, "But how can I know that God is really with me? What if He is not?" Faith says, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psalm 46:1). God is your help when trouble comes. He is your strength and help.