‘God Is’ (1)
‘God is … a very present help in trouble.’
The Bible says, ‘God is … a very present help in trouble.’ But first you must believe that ‘God is’, otherwise the best you can hope for is good luck or human help. And how far do you think that’ll get you? When the doctor says he can’t do any more to save you or a loved one, who will you turn to? When you’ve run out of answers and need guidance, where will you go to find them? When you’re guilt-ridden and long for peace and forgiveness, who’ll provide them for you? When you do away with God you become your own god, because you recognise no greater power in the universe than yourself. You can see why the Bible says, ‘The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”’ (Psalm 14:1 NKJV). How foolish to cut yourself off from the greatest source of help in all the universe! For the next few days let’s talk about why ‘God is’, and why you should put your trust in Him. First, let’s look at astronomy. The Bible says: ‘The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship … night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word … Yet their message has gone throughout the earth’ (Psalm 19:1-4 NLT). Paul writes, ‘For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God’ (Romans 1:19-20 NLT). ‘God is’ – and you can have a personal relationship with Him.
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