Jer 39:18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.
Behold the protecting power of trust in
The great men of Jerusalem fell by the sword, but poor Ebed-melech
was secure, for his confidence was in Jehovah.
Where else should a man
trust but in his Maker?
We are foolish when we prefer the creature to
the Creator. Oh, that we could in all things live by faith, then should
we be delivered in all time of danger!
No one ever did trust in the LORD
in vain, and no one ever shall.
The LORD saith, "I will surely
deliver thee," Mark the divine "surely."
Whatever else may be uncertain,
God's care of believers is sure. God Himself is the guardian of the
gracious, Under His sacred wing there is safety even when every danger
Can we accept this promise as sure? Then in our present
emergency we shall find that it stands fast.
We hope to be delivered
because we have friends, or because we are prudent, or because we can
see hopeful signs; but none of these things are one-half so good as
God's simple "because thou hast put thy trust in me."
Dear reader, try
this way, and, trying it, you will keep to it all your life. It is as
sweet as it is sure.