Daily Reflections

When You’re in Trouble

March 11, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. —Psalm 9:9

The best way to prepare for the inevitable catastrophes of life is to ground your heart in the Truth of who God is before you get into the trouble. Then when the troubles come, let your default reaction be to run to Him. Remember wherever trouble is present, He is more present.

Are you in trouble? Maybe some big troubles that are breaking your heart, things you can’t control, fix, or change? “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

Therefore, we can trust and rest in Him. He is our refuge, which is evidence we need protection, a shelter from the storm. He is our strength, which suggests we can’t handle these troubles on our own. He is our help, which is an acknowledgement that we are needy.

We don’t find out all that God is and all that He can do until we’re in trouble, helpless, desperate, needy. Then we find that He really is a refuge, a strength, and help.

Make it Personal

How can you ground your heart in the Truth of who God is today, so that you will be prepared when troubles come?