I am your security. God

Bob The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deut 33:27 (NIV)

If you haven't had a major trial yet, it's only because you haven't lived long enough. Eventually, you will encounter something too big to handle. It may strike your health, your finances, your marriage, your family, or somewhere else. When I couldn't understand the reasons for my trial, the Lord said,

Everyone wants to know the reasons why, but how few are content to walk by faith!

Sooner or later, you will begin to question God's promises. When I questioned His promises, He said,

Stop looking for a new word. Take the word you have, and believe that what God says, He will do.

Sooner or later you will question God's timing. When I questioned His timing, He said,

Bob, you thought that everything was going all wrong. But He was preparing the way all the time.

Sooner or later you will be tempted to quit. When I felt like quitting, He said,

You must not get discouraged and quit, and you must not lose sight of the big picture.

Sooner or later you will ask God for explanations. When I asked Him, "Why do things happen as they do?" He said,

Just trust and know and love Me ever more and more. Understand the magnitude of what I have given you, especially your salvation, and things will fall into their proper places.

Take your eyes off your present problems and fix them on the Victory that I have won - a Victory that will last forever and never perish or fade.

Your Lord knows your every need and sees all that you are going through. He wants to be your comfort and refuge and shelter. Take your burdens to the Lord and leave them there. Trust Him to work out things in His perfect time and way.