Because we live in a fallen world, we are in desperate need of a Savior, and God does not disappoint. He has proven himself to be the Savior to his people across the vast stretches of time. From the physical nation of Israel to the spiritual offspring of Abraham. God is Savior.
David, the psalmist, put it this way: “Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long” (Psalm 25:5). We doubt God can be our Savior when life bruises us. We think God was nowhere around to help. Worse, we think God has turned his back on us.
Let’s look at the life of David, who wrote the beautiful words of Psalm 25. He was bruised by others who tried to take his life, including his own son. David was falsely accused, run out of town, attacked, and betrayed. Yet he could still call God his Savior. David is called a “man after God’s own heart,” but he bruised himself through his sin with Bathsheba and the death of his infant son. Yet he could still call God his Savior. Whatever circumstances you have experienced or brought upon yourself, they do not prevent God from saving you.
If you cry out to God to save you, he will.
SOURCE: Chapter 1: “Truth,” God Can Help You Heal by Gregory L. Jantz, PhD., founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources Inc.
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