By Jerry Roker
for Bahamas Press
There is an adage, “When it rains, it pours.” Most of us have experienced times in our lives when problems confronting us seem overwhelming and we question our ability to overcome them. Yet God promises that, even in difficult situations, He will be there to save and protect. The Bible reads: “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior” (Isaiah 43:2, 3, New Living Translation). Receptivity to good as well as the desire to bless, opens the way to hear the ideas needed to solve problems and feel God’s guidance.
Each one of us as children of God has that innate receptivity to the ideas that lead us to right solutions. God is the only creator of man, and guides, guards, and supplies each of His children with all they need. As Spirit, God, is infinite, meaning everywhere, no one is ever outside His care.
One of my favorite examples of trust in God is the story of Abraham. He felt divinely led to leave his homeland and seek a better life. The Bible makes plain that he didn’t know what he would be facing, but Abraham trusted that God would provide for him and his family. This story as recounted in the book of Genesis shows God’s provision for Abraham in difficult situations, and it shows how Abraham became a man of substance and means through his trust in God. Abraham’s fidelity and receptivity to God’s direction brought health and safety to him and his family.
Those seeking security for themselves and their families, as well as useful employment and home, can also find answers and healing today – whatever your circumstance. Like Abraham, we have God, Spirit, to guide and protect us, and lead us to find peace and security. Sincere seekers of truth have felt His guidance through the ideas that He provides.
God gives us His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give us daily supplies. Never ask for to-morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if we wait, never doubting, we will have all we need, every moment. What a glorious inheritance is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have. This sweet assurance is the ‘Peace, be still’ to all human fears, to suffering of every sort.
Instead of giving in to the fear of lack and uncertainty, simply trust God.
Happy Easter Bahamas!