RUSS HOBBS MINISTRIES
“JESUS IS ALWAYS WITH US”
Tonight, our world is filled with conflict and chaos, as it always is. The world conflicts in Israel, the Gaza Strip, the Ukraine and throughout the world fill the people’s heart and mind with sheer terror. Paralyzing fear, mayhem and death are on the horizon for people watching their families slaughtered before their eyes! How horrible, how absolutely body, mind and spirit shattering!
What “words” are there in times like these to bring comfort or hope?
When we face trouble, we may think that, if only Jesus could be here right now with us, in person, standing beside us so that we could talk face to face, we could get through the trial. We are tempted to think that we could trust Him better if He were visible and in the flesh. When we begin to have these thoughts, we need to let our hearts be comforted by two key facts: Jesus has done everything that needs to be done for us to be welcomed into the Father’s house, so we are children of the King; and the Holy Spirit lives in us to help us, if we will yield ourselves to His leading.
James Brown once said, “There is no situation I can get into that God cannot get me out. Some years ago when I was learning to fly, my instructor told me to put the plane into a steep and extended dive. I was totally unprepared for what was about to happen. After a brief time the engine stalled, and the plane began to plunge out-of-control. It soon became evident that the instructor was not going to help me at all. After a few seconds, which seemed like eternity, my mind began to function again. I quickly corrected the situation. Immediately I turned to the instructor and began to vent my fearful frustrations on him. He very calmly said to me, “There is no position you can get this airplane into that I cannot get you out of. If you want to learn to fly, go up there and do it again.” At that moment God seemed to be saying to me, “Remember this. As you serve Me, there is no situation you can get yourself into that I cannot get you out of. If you trust me.
When we rest in the salvation that Jesus provided and rely on the Holy Spirit to help us navigate the dangerous world around us, we can keep from being troubled in our hearts.