“How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.”Psalm 31:19
When we’re faced with trouble of some kind, running away is our instinct. It is the first inclination when disaster comes near. While vacationing with friends in the mountains years ago, my friend walked into the kitchen to find a black bear standing in front of her refrigerator. Our husbands were on the golf course and were difficult to reach by cellphone. My friend spent a good deal of time yelling for help out on her bedroom deck since no stairs were available for escape. Finally, someone heard her cries and sent help.
Take a moment to understand our frailty in light of Christ’s power to save. Most of life will not be like running away from a bear, but there will be a constant temptation to cave in to fears, a nagging desire to leave our Healer, and a growing urge to drop out of the race of faith.
Hold on to and be held by your glorious Savior who “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20). That is the way to enjoy God’s eternal safety in Christ.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” (Psalm 32:7)