Wednesday, May 17, 2017

He Saves Me

We're all aware, we've all seen or read about it, the types of cartoons and stories where a super-hero flies in with a mask on and his cape fluttering in the wind as he enters a troublesome scene to "save the day." Yes!!! Who doesn't love a hero!?

Have you ever had that scene creep into the desires of your own real-life situations? Have you ever just wanted someone to sweep right in and save the day for you? I'm sure we've all been there at one time or another. Trouble is real. Grief is undeniable. Hurt is inevitable. Life can be tough!

We send prayers Heavenward in hopes of some relief. We trust God and expect Him to answer. We know He will. He's promised to take care of us, to see to our needs and to hear our every call. And...we stand upon those promises. We look for Him to sweep in and save the day. YET...

Sometimes He answers - and it's not what we thought it would look like. In the middle of our trying circumstances, He might not fly in and throw whatever "it" is far away in order to save us. In our difficult relationships, He might not go on the hunt for the "bad" guys and totally annihilate them on our behalf. He might not do any of those remarkable things we can imagine a super-hero to do. 

As I was thinking about all this, this simple thought came to my mind:

When God doesn't save the day, He saves me!

Need some Biblical examples? Consider Noah, he went through the flood. Moses, he went through all sorts of situations with the children of Israel. Joseph went through multiple occasions when he probably wished the Lord would have saved the day. What about Paul? There are many more examples, but in every situation, God was there for His child while they were going thru.

I'm reminded of the verse that sums it up so well. Words spoken by Jesus:

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." 
John 16:33

On our most desperate days, when we feel we can't make it another mile, our Hero tells us to be of good cheer. He gives us peace. He provides the strength for us to keep walking. He shines bright so we can see the pathway ahead. Let's be encouraged today - and tomorrow - and the next day. God might not always save us from our situations, my friend, but He saves us - every time.