It is very good to read each story of the Bible, since in addition to being good, they are not simply “stories”, they are real, true cases, from which we can learn to apply to our lives. An example is the people of Israel, from them we can learn as much from their mistakes as from their virtues. This nation deviated from the road multitudes of times in spite of seeing the hand of God as it was with them.
In many moments the people of Israel forgot that God was their refuge and resorted to other “gods”. It is very true that in those situations they forgot all the favors, great and powerful acts that God had done with a strong hand for them. In the same way, God has also done powerful works in us and sometimes we forget that the Lord is our refuge, our hope and Rock of salvation.
The psalmist said:
6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
I love the psalms of David, since he was a man who knew God and his powerful hand well and even in the terrible moments he knew that the Lord was his refuge. Can we think the same in moments like this? We should, since in this world there is no other refuge, there is no other rock and there is no other Savior. There is only one savior and it is our beloved Lord Jesus Christ, to Him and only to Him be the glory for all ages, amen.
“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” That verse have something special, and it is not only that the psalmist says that the Lord is our help, but also that that Lord is the Creator of heaven and earth. The psalmist is expressing the absolute power that our Creator has.
Brothers, our God is powerful, we trust in Him, we do not take shelter in other supposed refuges that in the end do not give us the help that we really need. I invite you to trust in God with all your heart.