God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1, KJV
When trouble strikes, what you want is comfort and protection. You want strength to stand up to it and meet it.
You can have both. This text contains the answer. Frequently remind yourself that God is with you, that He will never fail you, that you can count upon Him. Say these words, “God is with me, helping me.”
This will give you a sense of comfort. New hope will flood your mind. New ideas will come. A new sense of power will be felt. As a result, you will rise above your trouble.
When a particular trouble arises, before you do anything else about it, sit down quietly, repeat this text a half dozen times, and put your full faith in it.
~ ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Beyond the armor discussed last week, we also find rest in God. Mr Peale offers an excellent suggestion that will help you stay calm and reassured in the midst of trouble- saying as needed “God is with me, helping me”. Repeating scripture is the answer to any problem, every need. “God is my refuge and strength, always helping me in this trouble”.
Reflect: Have you used verses to draw on the power of God for change? Which ones? What were the results?