Bible teacher and author Beth Moore has revealed the powerful scripture that she clung on to during an excruciatingly difficult period of time in her life.
In a recent Twitter thread, the acclaimed preacher talked about the comfort and hope in knowing that only God is able to rescue us from the darkest trials of life.
“One good thing that comes out of being completely submerged & ensnared by an enemy too powerful for you is that, when you cry out to heaven and God rescues you, you KNOW it was Him,” she wrote. “You may struggle with other doubts but whether or not you have a God in heaven is not one of them.”
The passage Moore pulled out was Psalm 18: 16-19, which she admitted had been a “lifeline” at one of her “fiercest times of personal trial.”
The verses read as follows:
“He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.”
While Beth didn’t expand on the nature of the difficulties she was facing at the time, she declared that others would benefit from reading the perspective-shifting Bible passage and realizing that God is there to lift us up in times of need. “Somebody needs to know today that these words were penned by David, whom God called a man after His own heart. He was underwater. Overpowered. Outmatched,” Moore commented.
The Bible teacher encouraged Christians to persevere through their own struggles not by leaning on their own strength, but by instead acknowledging that it is only God who possesses the ultimate power to help us in times of trouble. Instead of refusing to accept the gentle helping hand of the Lord, we should be bold to “face the fact that we cannot free ourselves,” Moore urged.
“We have a Savior whose job it is to save,” she added. “A Deliverer whose job it is to deliver. A Healer whose job is to heal. Do not despise your need of God.”