Confidence In The Midst of A Crisis

Confidence In The Midst of A Crisis

By Henry Nelson

 

 

 

PSALMS 46:1-11 1”God is our refuge and strength, anever-present help in trouble. 2Therefore we will notfear, though the earth give way2and the mountains fallinto the heart of the sea, 3though its waters roarand foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”4There is a river whosestreams make glad the city of God, the holy place wherethe Most High dwells.” 5God is within her,she will not fall; God will help her at breakof day. 6Nations are in uproar,kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.7The Lord Almighty is with us; 7the God of Jacob isour fortress.” 8”Come and see theworks of the Lord, 8the desolations he has brought on the earth. 9He makes wars cease tothe ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters thespear, he burns the shields with fire. 10″Be still, andknow that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.” 11The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” {{more}} America was struck with the worsttragedy in history a few years back. Without any warning or reasoning,thousands of lives were taken. But the question that we as believers need to addresstoday is: “What Do You Do When Trouble Comes?” In other words, how do yourespond? How do you react? What exactly is the correct measure? What are theappropriate steps that must be taken if you are to make it through? Whentrouble comes? When trouble comes; you need to know how to deal with it,because in actuality, you don’t have a choice! Or but I believe that what the Lord was really trying to teach us is that we asChristians should all have Confidence In The Midst of A Crisis! Webster’sDictionary defines the word crisis as; “a stage in a sequence of events atwhich the trend of all future events is determined.” In other words, a turningpoint! Our text here presents us with three fundamental issues that we need toconsider if we are to survive during this time of trouble and uncertainty. Itlends to us, the advantage of how to overcome the adversary. It sheds light onwhat we need to do when trouble comes! If you want to make it through toughtimes. If you want to make it when trouble comes you must first remember that. What a profound statement this is in verse one God is our refuge God is Inother words, God is a safe place, a safety zone, a shelter from danger. The oldfolks used to say; “He is a shelter in the time of storm.” I don’t know aboutyou, but I have had some storms in my life. I have had some troubled times inthis life. I have had some times where it seemed like I was not going to makeit. Sometimes when I did not know whether I was coming or going. Sometimes whenI did not know which way was up! But I am glad that I had a refuge I am gladthat I had a place of shelter.  For notonly does the text inform us that He is our refuge, but Psalms 91 tells me that”He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under theshadow of the Almighty. For He is my refuge and my fortress. In Him will Itrust.” What I am trying to say is that “I have got a secret place ! I have gota shelter! And when things get bad, I can run to the secret place!” “Who Can IRun To?” I can run to God because He is! Because that is where He can keep me. That is where He can rock in the cradleof His loving arms and keep me from hurt, harm and danger! Everybody ought tohave a secret place! When trouble comes your way, just remember that He isstill God; our protector and run to the secret place! Run to the shelter! Whenyou remember that He is our Protector, you will realize that the Lord covers usin times of despair He is our haven and our sanctuary. The place in which wecan find a sweet relief! I believe that is what Martin Luther was trying totell us. When he penned the words to the wonderful hymn, “A Mighty Fortress IsOur God!” If you would liketo have the entire message please request it at: revelations_75044@msn.com