Help for Hard Times

by Dr. Bill Bright

He cares for them when times are hard; even in famine, they will have enoughPsalm 37:19

I recall that, in the early 1930′s during the time of the great depression in America, many people experienced hard times. It was not always easy to fully appreciate the fact I know now to be true: God always cares for His children.

When times are hard” can refer not only to the material, but also to the physical and the spiritual. And during any of these times – whether in poverty, poor health or spiritual doldrums – our great God always cares for us.

In Bible times, God often proved the truth of the assertion that He cares for His people in periods of famine. And no doubt multitudes of sufferers around the world today would attest to that fact, in spite of their suffering.

When physical suffering is involved, it is not always easy to see the hand of God. But one sure way to increase faith is to exercise the sacrifice of praise – praise to our wonderful God for the positive fact that “all things do work together for our good if we love God and are called according to His purpose.”

When spiritual poverty is concerned, we need only retreat to that time and place in our lives where we wandered away from God, whatever degree of wandering that involves, whether large or small. “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.”

Bible Reading: Psalm 37:16-22

TODAY’S ACTION POINT: At all times of difficulty in my life – spiritual, material, physical – I will look for God’s hand of blessing in the joyful assurance that He cares for me.

Question:  Are you able to look for God’s hand in the struggle you may be facing?

You can comment on this devotional online at:
http://thoughts-about-god.com/blog/2013/06/25/bb_help-for-hard-times/

Share
This entry was posted in Thoughts by All, thoughts by Bill Bright, Thoughts by Men and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Help for Hard Times

  1. Anonymous says:

    Trust in The Lord our God that all children of God will receive blessings after trials. Our strength will show only if we are weak. God always console us with something if we lost one thing. God’s promises is there yesterday, today and tomorrow. Be faithful to our Almighty God for He cares about us in whatever ways. Amen.

  2. Stephen Bernard says:

    Yes, God’s hand is very much present in my needs even this day. He expresses Himself through His Word, or through His preachers, teachers and surprisingly through some sources to calm me and assure me. He is great ! A constant companion. What I believe is that nothing happens to me physically or spiritually, without His knowledge, so I can always speak on a subject He is aware of and the answer will be ready with Him. Servers won’t get jammed! Our communication with our Loving Father is uninterrupted. Praise the Lord.

    Thank you. God bless you and keep you.

  3. sobhi malas says:

    When physical suffering is involved, it is not always easy to see the hand of God. But one sure way to increase faith is to exercise the sacrifice of praise – praise to our wonderful God for the positive fact that “all things do work together for our good if we love God and are called according to His purpose.”
    Amen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>