Psalm 46:1-3, New King James Version
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah”
The road was slick with black ice (though I didn’t know that then). I was an inexperienced teenage driver venturing out the day after a winter storm. My blue Pontiac Sunbird idled on the incline as I waited to make a left turn onto the main road. I pulled out slowly. So far so good. I remember how beautiful the creek under the overpass looked, frozen white beneath trees drooping with icicles. Suddenly the winter wonderland came swirling toward me. The two-door spun out into a 360° towards the silver guard rail above the creek six feet below. My awe turned to horror as I realized what was happening (everything really does go in slow motion). There was nothing I could do. “Jesus!” I shouted, clutching the wheel. Then, I heard a voice say, “Take your hands off the wheel.” For a split-second I hesitated. Then I let go. The car slowly completed the rotation and came to a complete stop in the direction I intended to go. Dazed and a little shaken, I took the steering wheel and drove to work.
Some people don’t believe in God. They say there was a big bang, we evolved from an ape-like ancestor and after you die there is nothing so you might as well live however you please. I say they are wrong and it really is very easy to prove God exists. Just get into trouble—the kind where no one can help you and you cannot even help yourself. Then call on the name of the Lord and see what happens.
Jesus helped me in a split-second in my time of need. God has proved himself to me time and time again. I’m not the only person he helps. The Apostle Paul discovered the same thing…
2 Corinthians 1:8-10, Living Bible
“I think you ought to know, dear brothers, about the hard time we went through in Asia. We were really crushed and overwhelmed, and feared we would never live through it. We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even raise the dead. And he did help us and saved us from a terrible death; yes, and we expect him to do it again and again.”
The Lord will help people who aren’t too proud to admit they need help and are willing to submit to his authority. God is The Creator. He is Our Father. God wants to help us. He sent his son Jesus (His Word made flesh) into the world so we can know him as Father. (John 1: 1-5 & 14 KJV )
If you find this hard to believe, call on the name of the Lord. God is willing to prove himself to you. He is present and able. Bring him your troubles, your fears and your doubts and see the salvation of the Lord.
Acts 2:21, King James Version
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”