The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
Psalm 34:17-19 (NLT)
Before becoming saved I never really put too much thought into the fact that God was always at my side. I was always told “God only gives you what you can handle no matter what it is” but what I didn’t know was that he truly was and will be there to help me through all the troubled times not just some of them. And yes, God does only give us what we can handle and certain things he allows to happen in order to strengthen our faith. I have to admit when I am being stretched it almost feels like a rubber band getting ready to snap. In the midst of the trial I often think will I hold up under pressure or will I break?
The beauty of it is that God knows just how far we can be stretched. So many times you do not know why God allowed this to happen until afterwards and sometimes we never know why. Having said that, there is one thing we do know and we can stand on He will never leave us nor forsake us (paraphrased) Hebrews 13:5 (NLT). God is always at our side whether we know it or not; “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 (NLT)
God knows right where we’re at and he hears our prayers. His timing is
perfect and our prayers are answered according to his will. Let his will be done not ours. He is our strength when times are tough. He picks us up when we fall. He comforts our broken heart. He goes before us and declares victory. He is our Lord and Savior our all and all!
Tell me about a time when God came to your rescue.