people look around for help or a pathway out of danger.
Others begin by crying out ‘Oh God’ or ‘Oh God why me’.
who cry out in faith God is there to save.
is all around me, but you keep me alive … with your powerful right hand you
save me.” Psalm 138:3
response to us is twofold.
is too strengthen our faith in the face of trouble, calm our spirits, allowing us
to find joy in the face of adversity.
second is to be present with us, through human help, support and comfort.
God’s hands, feet and voices to other human being when we allow God’s
unconditional love to shine through us.
This means that we must be ready to be what God needs us to be and to
accept help from the most unexpected people.
travelling in white out conditions a Grandmother and her granddaughter were
caught in the back seat of a car that itself was trapped in a multi vehicle
accident. It was a dangerous and
difficult time, when out the left passenger window an adult who had been
walking beside the cars was picked up on the hood of a car travelling through
the whiteout in the opposite direction and thrown into the air.
later that day when all were safe at home, the Grandmother was asked how she
managed to stay calm, she replied “At the point I thought all was lost I felt
my 6-year-old granddaughter reach out and take my hand and she began to pray out
loud for God’s protection” I was overwhelmed with the nearness of God and that
I rested in the palm of his hand.
called out to you, you answered me” Psalm 138:3
Be transformed in your times of trouble by calling out in expectation for God's help and then accepting the people God sends to help you.
Allow yourself to be transformed into exactly what another human being needs in their time of trouble, allowing God's unconditional love shine through you.
We belong to God and through God's acceptance of us we belong to each other.