God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3, NIV)
These powerful verses remind me of God’s providence. Lack of fear in the face of the turmoil that is described here is amazing. It reminds me that what I face day to day may not be as dire as I sometimes imagine that it is. More importantly, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Thank you, God!
What is a correct relationship between the Son / Holy Spirit and me? Who can I depend on for strength in time of weakness?
I believe that it is faithful to consider yourself a child of God the Father, a sister or brother of God the Son and as one living with God the Holy Spirit alive within you.
Can I depend on God the Father or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit in time of weakness? I believe the answer to this is yes. We may find ourselves in different times of crisis relating to God in different ways, but I believe that all persons of Trinity are in relationship with us and offer strength in the times of weakness or crisis.
I encourage you to chose a few passages below and reflect on your relationship with God. What are your thoughts? How do you most often relate to God?
Child of God the Father
1 John 3:1-10
1 John 5:1-12
Sister or brother of God
Jesus interaction with his family
Jesus urge to the women to tell his brothers the news of the resurrection
God the Holy Spirit living within you
2 Corinthians 2:12-3:6
1 Peter 2:4-9
This question came out of a young adult small group taster last Sunday morning in which I taught about the question “What is the Trinity?”