You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. —Psalm 59:16
Ben Carpenter has muscular dystrophy and
gets around in an electric wheelchair. One day as he was crossing an
intersection, the light changed and a semi-truck caught the handles of
Ben’s wheelchair in its grille. Unaware, the driver started down the
road, and before long Ben was being pushed along at 50 miles per hour.
Soon the rubber on the wheelchair’s tires began to burn off.
saw the bizarre sight and phoned 911 to inform the police. When the
truck driver pulled over, he was astonished to see what was attached to
his truck’s grille. Ben had a big scare but escaped without injury.
we may feel as if our lives have been hijacked by unexpected
circumstances. When David was invited to King Saul’s court, he soothed
the king’s nerves by playing on his lyre. Then, unpredictably, the
jealous king threw a spear at him. David found himself caught in a
dangerous drama of pursuit in which King Saul tried to take his life.
Yet David looked to God for immediate protection, and he ultimately
received deliverance. Because of this experience he wrote of the
faithfulness of God: “You have been my defense and refuge in the day of
my trouble” (Ps. 59:16).
No matter what our trouble, God is there. — Dennis Fisher
I never walk alone, Christ walks beside me,
He is the dearest Friend I’ve ever known;
With such a Friend to comfort and to guide me,
I never, no, I never walk alone. —Ackley
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When troubles call on you, call on God.