God is Always There
Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me. Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily. Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me. You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for your name’s sake lead me and guide me, take me out of the net that is hidden for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors. Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love. God is the only one who can save us, not our own resources, or the healthcare system, or the government. All of these are easily broken, sometimes overloaded with people in desperate situations. But God is always there, always understanding, always loving us. We can stand firm on His promises, and we can stay safe within the walls of His fortress. Let us pray: God, I ask that you release us from this net we have become trapped in. Let us return to depending on You. Deliver us from the enemy who has come to steal, kill and destroy. I ask Your protection for our country and the freedoms that we have enjoyed in this nation under You: freedom to live and work and build for our future; freedom to come and go, to attend church and assemble in groups; freedom to worship You. Let Your face shine upon us again and save us in Your steadfast love. Amen.