“Save us, Lord; We are Perishing!”

The disciples have, up to this point, been with Jesus witnessing miracles and listening to His teaching.  Yet at the first sign of trouble these guys freak out. A storm arose, the seas tossed and their faith plummeted like the recent stock market collapse.   Yet this scenario is eerily familiar.  I find myself overwhelmed daily with pressures to be a good dad, husband, student, and teacher.  I recently lost my job from the need of internal restructuring of the company for whom I was employed.  I was devastated.  I panicked.  I freaked out.  A flood of overwhelmed me:  How are we going to afford our rent?  How are we going to pay bills?  Should I forego college?  Where am I going to work that will facilitate my crazy schedule?  Save us LORD!  We are perishing!   Strangely enough, though, we didn’t parish.  I would like to say everything is awesome and all my bills are up-to-date, but, sadly, that is not the case.  We are still here and Christ is still Lord.  It is hard and the questions rise up, but they are quelled with the fact that He is the one “that even winds and sea obey”.  He is in control.  I do all that is in my power to get the bills paid, find a job, love my wife, love my children, do my schoolwork, and all that I have been entrusted to do and God will do what he has promised to do.  The greatest promise that He has made is that He will be with us.   

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Heb 13:5)


Although our circumstances do not end as we would like or hope, He is never leaves us.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever;

the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever;

the moon and stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, for his steadfast love endures forever;

and brought Israel out from among them, for his steadfast love endures forever;

with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who divided the Red Sea in two, for his steadfast love endures forever;

and made Israel pass through the midst of it, for his steadfast love endures forever;

but overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who led his people through the wilderness, for his steadfast love endures forever;

to him who struck down great kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;

and killed mighty kings, for his steadfast love endures forever;

Sihon, king of the Amorites, for his steadfast love endures forever;

and Og, king of Bashan, for his steadfast love endures forever;

and gave their land as a heritage, for his steadfast love endures forever;

a heritage to Israel his servant, for his steadfast love endures forever.

It is he who remembered us in our low estate, for his steadfast love endures forever;

and rescued us from our foes, for his steadfast love endures forever;

he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.
(Psalm 136:1-26)

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About Chi Elmore

My name is Chi Elmore; a husband, father and sinner saved by the abundant grace of Jesus Christ. Studying that I may be found approved by Him who calls us all to repentance and faith in His life, death and Resurrection. View all posts by Chi Elmore

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