Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Do you remember the movie Home Alone? Somehow this child was left at home when the family left for a vacation. What happens is rather humorous as two bumbling thieves attempt to burglarize the residence. They had no idea what was about to happen.
The child was very astute in his plans to trip up the would-be thieves. They actually found themselves not able to do much at all in what they had set out to do.
Have you ever found yourself in a position of being home alone and either felt the pain of lonliness or the fright of fear? Maybe you heard something that sounded like someone was attempting to gain entry to your home just to find out the house was setteling, or some other noise gave you pause to think, “Sure wish I wasn’t home alone!”
There is a lot of pain in this world: fires, crime, injuries, illness, unemployment, unstable economy, new laws that you don’t agree with, or just about anything elase you can think of.
The Psalmist tells us that, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” The question is this: Do we trust in God? When we experience trouble, He is our refuge. When we experience weakness in life due to illness, job loss or poor decision making, He is our strength.
Ever had your vehicle breakdown while you are out and about? It usually happens when you aren’t near a garage. If you have the auto club to call, they will come to your location and help you with the issue which may call for a tow.
When we experience breakdowns in this life, God is “a very present help in trouble.” He comes to our rescue and helps us through the trauma.