The Lord is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid? *Psalm 27:1
We live in troubled times. You only need to turn on the news for a few minutes to find discouragement, tragedy and sadness abounding in the world. Many of us find those things in our own life. Bad things happen all too often. Loss of a loved one. Families crumbling. Financial hardships. These times where life is often unsettled and you’re not sure what disappointment will hit you next….it’s in facing these hardships that reveals a lot about who we are. Do you stand like a strong tower in a storm? Or does your heart feel trampled and hopeless? When things fall apart, hopelessness overtakes us, we must remember to turn to our TRUE strong tower. He holds us in his hands even through the sorrows and trials of life. It’s during those tough times that we realize we just might need help. No, we MUST have help because without him, we will not stand. In fact, true hopelessness comes in NOT knowing the one true God. The Bible tells us our hope is found through Christ alone. Life will fail you. People will fail you. God’s love is unchangeable, unstoppable. Nothing can match the love God has for us. His love is not moved by the hardships in our lives. The disasters of our life remind us just how much we need God. He is strong and steady. His light can bring peace to your troubled soul during the worst of storms if you lean on Him, trust Him, and seek Him.