Have you been in a crisis situation and wondered if God is able to deliver you? Have you forgotten the other times when you were from situations in the past? Do we believe that this “now” situation is different from the last one and is perhaps just a bit too technical for God? Why? Is it lack of memory, a case of panic or simple a lack of Faith? Whichever it is let me remind you and myself of this truth that God can and will deliver you out of crisis situations , but in instances when He chooses not to deliver you He does so for His Glory and will be right next to you as you face that giant.
In the bible we find a number of accounts where God has delivered people out of crisis situations and these can serve as a point of reference for us today. In addition take a look back on your life and recall the instances where you, your children your neighbor or an acquaintance was also delivered from crisis situations.
In I Samuel 17:37 we see David affirming this fact: David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.
Being in the paw of a lion or a bear are definitely crisis situations. I am sure it may have crossed David’s mind whether God would deliver him before he got devoured by these very much stronger animals. God came through for David and hence David did not waver in his confidence that God would indeed deliver him from the hand of the Philistine Goliath.
In Daniel 3– we find the account of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego-refusing to bow to the King’s idol and they were thrown into the fiery furnace. Listen to what they said v 17-18-If it be [so], our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver [us] out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. What confidence?
In Daniel 6 we find the account of Daniel disobeying the edict of the King Darius by continuing to pray to God three times daily. He was thrown into the Lions’ den; we see where God intervened by shutting the mouths of the Lions that they would not harm David. Daniel 6: 22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Please know that God’s power to deliver is much bigger than your problem
As mothers we face many crises our child getting pregnant at an early age and unmarried, or we may have a child who hung with the wrong crowd and has ended up getting incarcerated, a divorce, unemployment or the death of a child. Our initial instinct is one of panic, instead let us take a step back and remind ourselves that our God is able and still delivers and if He chooses not to, He will be right there with you for the long haul.
So here is how our prayer should be- God time and time again, you have delivered us your children from trouble and I know you won’t fail me now. You are more than able to deal with this situation that I am going through, so I refuse to panic and completely put my trust in you.