By John Grimm
It may be that the enticing aspect of the rapture is that we will be taken out of terrible situations. However, God does not pick us up, sweep away the trouble, and then place us down again in the same place we had been. It is true to say that God is our hiding place. It is true that God keeps us while trouble is going on around us.
While God is keeping us during trouble, we hear cries of deliverance. Other people, who also trust God, are gladly shouting praise to God. It is possible to exult God during trouble. We find that as God is faithful to us, we also can be faithful to him.
Can we continue to learn from the Lord the way we should go? Can we heed his counsel, knowing God knows the very situation we are in? As we give affirmative answers to these questions, we realize God’s steadfast love surrounds us. Our hearts become upright as we trust God. Then, we rejoice greatly!
Lord God, you are with us in our troubles. You hide and preserve us. We know that we can get through the trouble. We praise you for enveloping us with your steadfast love as we trust in you. You make us glad. Thank you! We praise you in the name of Jesus Christ for the deliverance you are giving us. Amen.