But when the people of Israel cried out to the Lord for help, the Lord raised up a rescuer to save them. His name was Othniel, the son of Caleb’s younger brother, Kenaz (Judges 3:9).
An accident trapped thirty-three Chilean miners deep within the San José copper mine. Their refuge was a 540-square-foot room stocked with enough food and liquid to last a group of ten men forty-eight hours.
It took seventeen days for engineers to drill a hole big enough to supply the men with food and other necessities. Like the Israelites, those men and their families cried out to God for help. He provided the world’s best drillers and a team of experts. The group rescued the trapped miners after sixty-nine days.
When God’s people earnestly and humbly cry out to Him for help, they can be sure He will come to their aid. It may be in the form of an instant miracle—or the right doctor, teacher, counselor, or pastor.
Whatever the case, you can trust Him to rescue you in His way and time.
Challenge for Today: “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act” (Psalm 37:7).
Quicklook: Judges 3:7–11