God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1
Sometimes the simplest truths in Scripture are so easily overlooked. When things are spinning out of control, or something gets you discouraged, is venting to a friend the very first thing you do? Isn't it usually our first reaction when something goes wrong? Some people turn to food for comfort, or simply internalize their problems to work out a solution themselves. Then, when all else fails, we cry out to God to help us out of the mess we are in. But what if God was our first response, instead of our last resort? What if He was the first One we went to with a problem, and we asked Him for guidance and wisdom on how to react to the problem? Seems like I am continually learning this lesson. Some problems seem easy to turn to God first, and other problems don't seem very significant, and so I think I can handle them on my own, only to realize I can't. The goal is to put God - our Refuge, our Strength - first in every circumstance that comes our way.
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