“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life, says God, I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me.” Psalm 91.14
Yesterday’s five hours in the cars took a tool on my back. By 7:00 p.m. when we walked in to a waiting dinner, excellent of course, I could think of nothing but a hot bath and sleep. My problem of the moment, an aching back, overwhelmed every defense.
Waking up feeling moderately better, I began to chat about life and friends with Cherry. There was a lot of good news in our words. We also found buckets full of problems that our friends are facing. Looking into each is overwhelming, seeing the stuff lined up is devastating! How can anyone possibly survive? Is there any hope? I do accept that living in England while the majority of the problems are in America presents a challenge. We are four thousand miles away from giving a personal touch! Is there anything we can do? Is it enough?
Coming to the Psalms gave me the answer. The Psalmist quotes God and lays out a clear promise. If you hold on to me I will get you out of trouble and take care of you. God’s words are simple, direct, and to the point. His words clearly constitute a promise I believe is applicable to every person. There are no conditions, qualifications, or contingencies attached. We trust, He provides.
I now face two dilemmas. What can I do to help? Do I trust God’s promise? I want to make the situation more complex but it only boils down to a single question which answers all others. Do I trust God's promise? Do I believe God will get me out of any trouble and give me the best care? Do I understand what this means?
My friends are in trouble. My personal challenges are far beyond my ability to grasp. There is only one answer, Yes! Yes, I trust God’s promise to you and me.