You Are Here With Me Lord
In the Midst of Every Trial You Are With Me
Published by Deborah Negron
The LORD is my solid rock, my fortress, my rescuer. My God is my rock— I take refuge in him!— he’s my shield, my salvation’s strength, my place of safety. Because he is praiseworthy, I cried out to the LORD , and I was saved from my enemies. Death’s cords were wrapped around me; rivers of wickedness terrified me. The cords of the grave surrounded me; death’s traps held me tight. In my distress I cried out to the LORD ; I called to my God for help. God heard my voice from his temple; I called to him for help, and my call reached his ears.
When I visited with an elderly person they were in such distress. They suffer from clinical depression. Though there is no actual danger, their depression causes terrible anxiety. As I visited I shared how the word of God can lift us up out of the pit of desperation. I bagman to pray ans then shared some scripture with the person. It was quite amazing to see the amazing change that came after praying together. The power of the unity in Christ brought about a change in mood, in thought process and in atmosphere.
We then began to sing old hymns and the interaction lifted the spirit of this dear soul.
All of us at one time or another feel down. All of us may come to a place of distress emotionally. Life struggles come and trials come. But the Lord is our fortress and our shield. We can honestly come to a place of emotional and mental stability when we call out to Christ.
The Lord brings a state of homeostasis that cannot be reached by no other means.
Being in God’s presence brings us peace even in the midst of Adversity.
David learned this very well. He was able to recognize how much he was loved and kept by the Almighty. He knew who he was linked with. He knew who was there for him.
We too can cry out to God. We can ask him to help us in the moments when we are hurting, down, feeling helpless and alone. We can run to the Roxk that is higher than we are.
May you cry out to him in your distress. May you know his peace in your storms.
May his peace carry you when you cannot go one.
This I pray.