When going through trials and tribulations, if we have no refuge to which we can run, how can we stand? If there is no shield in which we can trust to guard us, how do we keep moving? Without a Comforter to overwhelm us and bring the peace that passes understanding, how do we not lose all hope? With no solid foundation on which to make a stand, what keeps our feet from slipping into calamity, misery, or death?
God was the Restorer for Joseph. He was then the Deliverer of the Israelites from the hands of Pharoah. He was the Promise-Keeper for Abraham and Sarah. The power of God was a cloak for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the fiery furnace, heated 7x hotter than usual, so that their clothes did not even smell of smoke. God was mighty enough to shut the mouths of the lions for Daniel, delivering him from certain death. David counted on the Refuge, that was God.
God was the Salvation of the people in Ninevah. Jesus is Savior of the world, and the Forgiver of the woman at the well. He was the Comforter of Peter. He was the Healer of the centurion’s servant. God was the Redeemer of Saul, who then become the apostle Paul. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. He is the one who is coming quickly, bringing His reward with Him.
God is zealous for His people, saying that, “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Without the hope that comes from knowing and trusting in God, how can we have any endurance for this life.
He has been my Healer, my Savior, my Deliverer, my Shield, my Refuge, my mighty Defender, my Strength, my Comforter, my Hope, my Provider, my Forgiver, and so much more. Who has He been for you?
Allow Him to be more,