Can We Catch Him?

Karen Rose Ming

READ : Psalm 46:1-11

Yesterday’s devotional ended with the squirrel still running around in circles, Jacob still trying to capture him with the afghan, and me still standing on the couch while hysterically calling for my husband Bruce.

Well, Bruce did hear me and came dashing into the room. Wise monarch of the household that he is, Bruce had a plan. He got the broom, opened the sliding door, and swept out the squirrel.

Abbie-Jo was whimpering, “Oh, that poor little thing, I bet he was so scared. How would you feel if someone took a swipe at you with a giant broom?”

Ryan was just standing there a calm observer of the whole ordeal. He simply shook his head while smiling to himself.

How do you react when there is a unique situation, a crisis, an emergency in your family? What do you grasp onto when the unexpected happens?

The Psalmist tells us, “God is our ever-present help in trouble.” When life overwhelms us, when our world seems to fall apart, we have the comfort of knowing He is right there with us. God not only rules over the mountains and the seas, but over all human activities as well. Sometimes we panic first just like I did when I jumped on the couch. Instead, we should turn to Him first be still and know that He is God.

Next time you have a crisis, allow the knowledge of His presence to quiet your spirit.


Lord, I want to be quiet. In Jesus’ name. Amen.