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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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July 12, 2011 - Our Refuge

By Beatrice Northcutt

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1, KJV).

It’s impossible to get through life without facing difficult times. Every day the news is full of trouble somewhere in a nation, or of an individual who is facing troubles of some kind. To the natural man these troubles are enough to drive one to drink, drugs or anything to dull the feeling for a while. But, thank God, the Christian has a true refuge!

The above Scripture tells us that God is our refuge, or our shelter from danger, and He’s our strength, or He gives us power to resist attack. Isn’t that enough to make us shout? Our loving God stands beside us through our troubles, sheltering us and giving us power to resist any trouble the devil brings our way.

God is also a very present help. If we are God’s child, it means that He isn’t operating long distance, but is right now in the process of helping. David said, “Though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea,” we don’t have to fear for He is ever present to help us (v. 2).

Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” What powerful words of encouragement! If we walk with the Lord, He shelters and strengthens us and He has already overcome the one who brings trouble into our lives.

Do we know someone who is hurting? We can point them to the Savior who is a very present help. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness!

— Beatrice Northcutt lives in Independence, Kansas.



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