Thursday’s Thought

Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help (Psalm 22:11).
As the Psalmist looked down through time, he saw the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior. David understood having enemies surround him, he knew the feeling of having those who sought his life, he knew the physical, mental and emotional strains. David also knew that his hope was with God. He knew the strength and trustworthiness of God. This foreshadow of the suffering Savior, helps to bring to reality what Christ endured for mankind.
Consider: though forsaken on the cross, our Lord has promised never to leave or forsake us. Trials and trouble will never be far from us, but we canĀ  be assured that God is always with us. It is interesting that in the next psalm, the Psalmist states that he will not fear, for the Shepherd is with him.
God is our help: He is the One who can help. God knows us better than we know ourselves; God knows our every need and God knows how to help. Man’s knowledge is limited, God is all-knowing; man’s strength is limited, God is all-powerful; man’s presence is limited; God is ever present.
Our prayer should be that we will ever be near God. Trouble is near, let us be near the only One who can truly help.