In Times Like These
We Need a Savior
© Ferna Lary Mills
There's an old hymn that I remember from my youth, and the words have come back to me over
and over again during many of my own trials:  "In times like these, we need a Savior."

Grieving a lost loved one ~ I needed a Savior to rescue me from the depths of my grief. I had no
hope left. Struggling with financial problems ~ I needed a Savior to rescue me from my sorrow,
anxiety and frustration as well as my mounting debts.  Struggling with my children's health
problems ~ I needed a Savior to heal them and give us peace and hope for the future.

There are a lot of platitudes like "When God knocks you off your feet, it's time to get on your
knees." Maybe there is some truth in those words, but those words alone will not bring Peace to
our heart. Someone saying, "I'm praying for you"  or "My heart goes out to you" doesn't bring
Peace. Hearing words of comfort may console us for a time, but it just does not bring Peace.

In times like these ~ we need Peace. Peace in our hearts and down deep in our souls. Peace to
give us the hope for a better tomorrow. Peace to give us the courage to continue when the
future seems so bleak. My friend, there is only One Source for this kind of Peace. That Source,
is our Great Savior, Jesus Christ.  For until we turn to Him, and He hears our pleas, only then
will we find true Peace.

In times like these, we need a Savior.

For the many thousands who suffered through Hurricane Katrina, let me first say that
throughout any suffering I may have endured in this life, I cannot for one moment even begin to
fathom the depths of their pain. I cannot even begin to comprehend the nightmare they lived
through.  But I DO know that even in the worse crisis imaginable, there is Peace to be found,
and that Peace is found in Jesus Christ, our Savior.

During Katrina, people in New Orleans cried out for someone to save them from rooftops, for
someone to protect them from total anarchy, for someone to help them to get out of their hell on
earth. As a result, Americans pushed against their limits to help in the worst natural disaster in
the history of this country. In many ways, every American who did ANYTHING, is in some sense
a "savior". Many people went beyond the scope of anything we ever imagined to help others in
desperate need.

These "saviors" provided rescue, food and water, medical care, money, security, and yes, many
gentle and encouraging words to console those in desperate need. But the one thing that these
wonderful Americans could NOT provide ~ was Peace to a troubled spirit.

Rainbow Faith is committed to providing you words of inspiration, faith and hope to help you find
your way through your grief. Whether you have recently lost a loved one or whether you going
through some other great "life crisis".  But I must tell you this, Rainbow Faith cannot bring you
Peace.

In times like these, we need a Savior. For only in the arms of Jesus will you ever find that true
Peace; the Peace that gives you the courage and the strength to look beyond today, and hope
for a bright tomorrow. True Peace. Peace that honestly surpasses all human understanding.
Peace that only He can provide.

Now, I must ask you this: Why are you here?  Why are you reading this page ... now?  Did you
come to this site looking for some words of hope as the result of a loss?  Are you here because
you just "accidentally" found this website?  Did you come here hoping to find some words of
comfort from your grief? That's why most people say they came here.

But, do you really believe finding this website was just a coincidence, with the millions of
websites online? Or can you believe for one moment that maybe there is a reason you are here,
reading this right now? Maybe someone higher than you and mightier than you led you here ~
for a reason? Suppose it's not just by "accident" that you stumbled onto this page. Suppose
your Savior is already guiding you, and you don't even know it.
He is only a breath away from you. All you have to do is reach up and He will take your hand.
You have but to ask. He promises. I know this is true, because He has done this for me, and my
friend, He will certainly do this for you.

My prayers are with you, as I pray daily for everyone who reads this page, that God will reach
down and touch your heart, so that when you respond to Him, He will be able to give you that
wonderful Peace that you so desperately seek.

May God bless you and comfort you and give you Peace.


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