17 Unless the Lord had given me help, I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death.
18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:17-19
All three verses are variations on the idea of “Help!”
Whether you’re swimming in debt, toying with sin, grieving a loss, or just having a rotten day, “Help!” is the honest cry to God. In all these years I’ve been a Believer I still don’t know how God operates. Actually, nobody does.
I know it’s nice to think (and proclaim) that God comes running to us at our beck and call, but that’s not my reality either. Many Christians around the world even in the last week have suffered greatly at the hands of evil men and women. Did they cry out to God? My guess is they did, and they did it loudly and constantly.
So what are we to make between what the Bible says and what we experience day to day? Which is right? Well, both are right.
You see, if we relied solely on what happens to us in this world, we will be greatly disappointed and frustrated.
If, however, we realize that this world is not our home, and the things that happen to us here and now are in some way for His glory, then it all makes a little more sense. It doesn’t at all excuse the evil things done to others in our society but it explains some things in a very confusing world.
Still keep seeking.
Still keep calling out.
And above all else, never lose sight of the end goal: to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14