“For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.”
— 2 Samuel 22:32-33
Where were you when the power went out in Tucumcari?
Were you like me thinking it would be back on in a matter of minutes? What about two hours later? Were you roasting from the heat or were you like one of my friends who said they were able to accomplish a great deal of work without all of the usual distractions?
The first hour of the power outage wasn’t a problem even though my husband Mark wasn’t at home. It was fairly cool outside so I went out and sat on the porch.
I tried to read, but found myself watching the birds instead. However, the longer I was outside with the temperature constantly rising I knew this was no ordinary power outage.
Due to chronic health issues I don’t tolerate heat like I once did. I could tell with each rising degree that I couldn’t remain where I was for much longer. I would have to find someplace with air conditioning.
As I was formulating a plan, one of Mark’s friends stopped by. I told him of my predicament and he asked how he could help. I told him I wasn’t worried about the situation and if I had to I would get in the car and go some place. He promised to check on me later in the morning.
Just as I was preparing to leave the house, Mark came home. He heard the power would be out for an extended period of time. He fired up the generator in the motor home and turned on the air conditioner to cool me down. In a matter of minutes I was feeling better.
True to his word, Mark’s friend called about an hour later and asked if he could help. Mark explained he had everything taken care of, but thanked him for his concern.
I was so touched by our friend’s kindness because I knew he had a busy day. I know that if Mark had asked for help, he would be here in a matter of minutes.
When the power came back on we were unaware of it because we had the generator as our power source. It served its purpose and kept me from experiencing serious consequences from the heat. I was so thankful it was available when I needed it the most.
Do you have power in your spiritual life to see you through the difficult times? Did you know you can call on God and he will answer and help you though your time of need?
Psalm 59:16-17 says, “But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou has been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.”
We are always going to have unexpected problems arise in our lives. Sometimes we think we can handle them or they will simply go away. That may be true for small things but when the big problems of life arise it is good to know we can plug into the ultimate power source, the power of God.
Isaiah 40:29 tells us, “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
God is an endless power source that never fails.