Welcome back to this Advent series on “God With Us.” Have you thought to invite a friend to join you in reading these daily devotionals?
Scripture is full of stories of people who tried to solve difficulties on their own terms. Abraham was old and his wife Sarah was barren, so they tried a human solution seeking out a surrogate mother. King David’s son Absalom wanted to be king and was willing to hurry God’s plan along by murdering his older brother and rebelling against his father. Jonah ran away from Nineveh because he wanted God to condemn the city. All those plans led to chaos and mayhem because they relied on human solutions.
When we face impossible situations at work or at home, it is good to remember the words of Psalm 22:11, “Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.” When trouble is near, we need to remember that God Himself is also near. He alone can lead us to a safe place.
Read the rest of that psalm and discover, “”O Lord, do not stay far away! You alone are my strength; come quickly to my aid!”