Calamities, accidents, temptations, trials, sorrows, challenges, tragedies, hurts, offenses, needs of all kinds just keep on coming! The Psalmist David had all of these and more and you and I are not unlike him in any way. What did he write? “Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
BUT GOD remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.” (Psalm 73:25,26 NLT)
As weak human creatures with a tendency, when things fall apart, to look within rather than without, let us remember there is a “BUT GOD” for every situation. The All Knowing, All Seeing, All Powerful Savior is always available. The key is to run toward Him and not run away from Him. I can’t help but think of my friend who I wrote about weeks ago who has cancer. Rather than curse God, he ran to Him and was given peace and assurance that He was in control no matter the outcome. I have heard it said, but have not experienced it myself, that in deep deep trials there is a special kind of grace and a sense of God’s presence accompanied by His peace, for all those who find refuge there.
The blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby wrote these powerful words in her song “He Hideth My Soul” A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, A wonderful Savior to me. He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock where rivers of pleasure I see. He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock that shadows a dry thirst land. He hideth my life in the depths of His love, And covers me there with His hand, And covers me there with His hand.
The Psalmist in chapter 73 closes with these words, “But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things You do.” There is a BUT GOD for you today no matter what you face.