The God Who Can Be Trusted
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)
Few of us go through life without facing difficulties: family worries, financial problems, unemployment, sickness, bereavement. Life in a fallen world throws up plenty of challenges. At such times, we can do one of two things: We can either turn against God, blaming Him for what happened, or we can turn to God, trusting Him and claiming the promises of His word for our situation. That’s certainly what the psalmist did who wrote Psalm 91, a wonderful testimony to how God can keep us safe through all the varied troubles of life.
In fact, all the psalms are a rich source of God’s promises for life’s varied situations. Are we facing trouble? Then let us remember: “The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles” (Psalm 34:17, NLT). Are we experiencing fear? Then let us remember: “The Lord is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1). Are we running out of our own strength or resources? Then let us remember: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion for ever” (Psalm 73:26). Are people working against us? Then let us remember: “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand and your right hand delivers me” (Psalm 138:7, NRSV). Are we in a situation of danger? Then let us remember: “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him" (Psalm 91:14-15).
Whatever your situation or need, God is the God Who can be trusted in it. Claim His promise today!
“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” (Psalm 50:15)
© Copyright 2017 Martin Manser and Mike Beaumont
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