I read of a soldier in World War II, pinned down by enemy fire, who found a crucifix in his foxhole.  When the backup troops finally arrived, a chaplain was among them. The soldier frantically held up the gold cross and cried out, “Preacher, I’m so glad to see you!  How do you make this thing work?”

How do we make our religion “work?” I think of the verse we tell children is God’s telephone number, Jeremiah 33:3. “Call unto Me, and I will answer.” In every circumstance, when we call on God, things change. We change. He comes into our hearts and minds and makes all the difference.

I have taped in the front of my Bible a little note: “Sometimes God calms the storm; sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.” That’s what the soldier needed, and that’s what you and I need in every situation–the peace of knowing our Heavenly Father  Once we commit our hearts and lives to Him, we can come boldly to His throne in every situation and be assured of His presence and guidance.

Prayer: Thank you, precious Father, that You are as near as my breath. I only need call to You in trouble, and You will answer.  Amen.


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