When reading, studying and meditating on the scriptures, the child of grace will often find themselves overwhelmed with amazement. Several years ago a co-worker asked to read my Bible while we were eating lunch. Every minute or so he would look at me with this excited look on his face and say “I didn’t know that this was in the Bible! God has done some great things Ronnie.” To that I will agree. The Lord, in His marvelous power, has done great things. And to think, that He, who has done so many great things, has time to think on one as small as me.
When reading through the 150 chapters of the book of Psalms, we find many declarations of God’s mighty power. In Psalms 8:3 we read that the creation of the heavens was no more than the work of God’s fingers. The vast universe, that we only see a portion of in the night skies, is the mere finger work of our great God. And yet the Psalmist will also teach the One Who made the heavens, has time to think on him and show compassion on him in his times of need. The Lord, who “telleth the number of the stars” and “calleth them by their names” cares and has time for every one of His little sheep.
The Psalmist says:
• The Lord was his guide in this wilderness world (Ps 23:1, Shepherd);
• The Lord was his light while he walked through the dark paths of life (Ps 27:1);
• The Lord was his salvation when the wicked sought to destroy him (Ps 27:1);
• The Lord was his strength in times of weakness (Ps 28:7);
• The Lord was his help in times of need (Ps 54:4);
• The Lord was his Rock in the times he could find no stability (Ps 62:2);
• The Lord was his shield, protecting him from the attacks of his enemies (Ps 3:3);
• The Lord was his refuge, when he needed to rest from the overwhelming tribulations and afflictions associated with this present life.
And God that was all this, and so much more for His children in times past, is still the same today (Heb 13:8).
The Apostle Paul declares in Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” Are you facing difficult times dear child of grace? Are you feeling the attacks of the wicked one or carrying a heavy load of care? Are you in need of guidance through the dark wilderness of this world? Look to your Blessed Savior, who not only “made the world and all things therein” (Acts 17:24), but also cares enough for you to be your helper (Heb 13:6) in your times of need. Amen!