Delivered! That’s what we want to say when we find ourselves in a difficult situation. And God specializes in deliverance. Are you in trouble today? Do you need God in a way you never needed Him before?

There’s hope even against hope:

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them, He delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.
Psalm 62:5-7

I don’t know how or when He will deliver, but He promises. Cry out to Him today in the heat of your fiery trial, and then find comfort in knowing He is near to you when you feel broken and your spirit is crushed.

I took the first photo several nights ago just after sunset as a mountainside fire was raging above the Coachella Valley and the smoke was filling the sky. And then I noticed something in the tree – a beautiful red bird – a vermillion flycatcher – sitting calmly in its refuge which is highlighted in the second image.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). Hang on to Him in your trouble, and He will carry you through.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!


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  • Title: Calm Refuge
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  • Description: Vermillion Flycatcher calmly sitting in a tree despite the Coachella Valley fire raging in the mountains surrounding Indian Wells, CA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 07/20/13
  • Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm lens, ISO 160, f4.0, 1/60.
  • Photoshoot: Sunset glow through a fire in the sky in Indian Wells, CA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Photoshop, Topaz, Viveza
  • Copyright ©2018 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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