«And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You» (Psalm 9:10).
I WAS DRIVING our car, following my brother, who was guiding me. We were all enjoying the beautiful scenery of snow-capped mountains, which seemed to be dotted with tiny diamonds by the reflection of the sun’s rays. Under that blue sky, we seemed to be part of a spectacular painting. My children took photos of those monumental works of God’s hands that left us spellbound, reminding us of how great the Creator is. We were headed for the coastal city of Tillamook, in the state of Oregon, in the United States. At that time were not thinking about the return trip.
But like everything in life, the time came for us to go back home and that is when I realized that ahead of me lay four hours of driving on roads that were truly an ice rink. I was not accustomed to driving in those conditions and much less at night, so when nightfall descended, I began to call upon the angel of the Lord, to give me strength to withstand the challenge. On a couple of occasions, I felt the anxiety of seeing how the car skated on the road, heading toward the precipice, and how my children, scared to death, prayed to Jesus to help us in those situations. And Jesus did not forsake those who sought Him.
In Psalm 9:10, we read that God has not forsaken those who sought Him. Has not forsaken is a verb in the past tense, which the psalmist used because he was knowledgeable regarding the wonderful way that God had always intervened in the life of His children. There had been many who, in the past, had achieved success after seeking God: Noah, Enoch, Abraham, Deborah, and a long list of men and women who were not forsaken; among them, David himself. Thanks to these people in the Bible, we can know that this power is still within our reach. That is why we can continue to trust in Him. M/hat a wonderful certainty!
We can put our trust in God, both in the small things of life and in the bigger ones. I know that that night my brother and I were spared and that our cars did not overturn because the Lord accompanied His children who trust in Him. Dangers have different magnitudes, but we can be joyful because those who lived before us have already left us a testimony that our God does not forsake us.