Our Daily Bread- Help is on the Way
- READ: Revelation 2:12-17
I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. —Revelation 2:13
When 33 miners were trapped in a Chilean mine deep under the earth’s
surface, I wonder if they felt totally lost and doomed to a slow and
painful death. Imagine how they must have been filled with joy when they got a message from above that the rescue team knew exactly where they
were and that the process of getting them out had already begun!
There are times in all of our lives when we feel like we’re stuck in a really bad place. Anxious and alone, we despair that we are out of options and that no one understands where we really are in life. But in such
moments we need to remember God’s comforting words to the early
Christians who were stuck in a world where Satan’s presence dominated
all that was around them: “I know . . . where you dwell” (Rev. 2:13).
Their situation had not escaped the heavenly Father’s notice. And as
they were faithful to Him, He would sustain them until He rescued them
and brought them safely home (v.17).
The fact that God knows where you are and that He is very much aware of the difficult situation you are in provides the confidence and strength
needed to live for His glory. So be encouraged. Remember God’s words of
comfort. Help is on the way! —Joe Stowell
You know the struggles that we face, Lord.
You know just what we need to endure them.
Give us the confidence to trust You because of Your
goodness and to walk by faith. Amen.
Our greatest hope here below is help from God above.