Over the last two weeks I’ve found that human reasoning and efforts fail. Especially when trying to resolve spiritual problems which are deep seated in the lives of people. It has been brought to my attention that in times like these, when all human reasoning and efforts fail and crumble to the ground, God is the only help! How glad would it make God if we depended wholly upon Him, truly seeking His way and not ours, truly seeking His understanding and not our own? God indeed is that help in times of trouble, and indeed what a help He is.

A hymn that has reminded me the truth that God is involved and is a help is the hymn “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”. Words penned by Isaac Watts, the Hymn paraphrases well Psalm 90.

O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.
Under the shadow of Thy throne still may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone, and our defense is sure.
Before the hills in order stood or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God, to endless years the same.
Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all its sons away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day.
O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guide while life shall last, and our eternal home.

Meditation: “Live confidently in the assurance that the One who has directed your steps to this moment of time is worthy of your complete trust for the days ahead.” –Kenneth W. Osbeck.

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About Apo Malo

Apo is an active part of the ministries of his church where his heart for people is clearly evident. Apo has a degree in theology and is also an accomplished musician maintaining a part time teaching studio. Apo works as a carer for Anglicare and lives in Sydney, Australia.

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  1. Kez 6 January, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks, Apo – that was a real blessing! =D

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