"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Psa. 46:1).
The Hebrew word "matsa," which is translated "very present," is often translated "to find out." It is used in Genesis 2:20 when no help meet could be found for Adam. Though the entire creation was considered, no help meet could be found. The dove that was sent out by Noah "found [matsa] no rest." The Lord said, "If I find [matsa] in Sodom fifty righteous..." (Gen. 18:26). The term speaks of a diligent search. Likewise, in time of trouble, the Lord is there with all of His compassionate Being, knowing everything about the situation, and not only knowing but helping.
(Friday Church News Notes, November 22, 2013, www.wayoflife.org firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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