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Dictionary.com defines “distress” as, “that which causes pain, suffering, trouble, or danger.”
Distress creates stress—the bad kind of stress. It assaults the heart and mind, weighing us down with worry, fear, and psychological angst. It creates a cry for relief and help.
While we find help from people, there are times when people are either not available or able to help us. If you only rely on people for help, you’ll be very disappointed and frustrated. You need a Helper—capital “H!”
When we’re in distress, we need God’s help. We need Him to be our Helper! And a Helper is what He is. All through the pages of the Bible we see God helping people in trouble. We see God bringing relief to people in pain.
The psalm writer reminded us of this in Psalm 18:6 (NIV) “In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From His temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.” The psalmist continues the poem by describing how God showed up in his life and helped him.
If you’re distressed today, make your first appeal to God. He cares about you. He is available and able to help you. He will come to you in your distress and bring you out or bring you through to victory!