Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. (Ps. 22:11)
Her son was diagnosed with an “unknown-cause, unknown-cure” blood disorder. He’d been in and out of the hospital for months; he was only three years old. To say she was a good Christian woman would be a bold-faced lie. She hadn’t lived her faith in years. Yet, when the doctors told her that this disorder might plague her son his whole life and that he’d possibly never be able to play sports, she realized there was only one answer: She needed to pray.
David recognized the same truth when everything seemed to be going poorly in his life. He understood that God was faithful, that He’d never let His people down. David comprehended, ultimately, that the Father was and is the only help. He knew, quite profoundly, how unworthy of that help he was; he called himself a worm (v. 6). No believer is greater, or worse, than David in the eyes of the Father.
Every one of us has the ability to beg our King for His presence, and because He loves us all He will certainly be our help in times of trouble. Sadly, Christians—those living righteously and those who have gone astray—have a tendency to call on Him only when there’s big trouble. God is a big God, but He’s also with His people in the little stuff. He’s approachable and helpful in both the minutia and the extreme.
Talk to the Father about the little things today.
Ginny Mink is a wife and mother of two. She finds great joy in serving the King with the talents He’s given her.