An author once wrote, “If you know how to be rescued from the greatest danger you ever face-eternal damnation because of your sin-you know how to be rescued from the dangers of whatever trial you are facing now.”
When I was in Bible college, I remember a professor saying so clearly, “We trust Jesus to provide us salvation, but not to provide us a hamburger.” Isn’t that true?
The fact is that the same God who provided eternal salvation for our souls can also take care of our day-to-day needs-if only we’d trust Him. So often what happens in a crisis is that we “lean on our own understanding” by worrying, scheming, fretting, and doubting. Instead, we should pray and ask God to help us.
That doesn’t always mean He is going to send a glowing chariot with our exact need, but He will bring about what is ultimately best for us. Plus, praying helps to clear our mind so we can logically think through the situation.
We want to be connected to God like David was, not disconnected like Saul. In a crisis, David cried out to God in despair. Saul cried out-but not to God. He would fret, and despair, and try to reason away the problem.
As Christians, we know that God wants to take care of us, and we lift up our burdens to Him so He can answer them.
After all, God is in the miracle business.
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.