Twenty years ago, on January 10th, 2003, a young man named Terry Drier was stranded in the ocean for twenty hours after his boat capsized. He gave a valiant effort at survival, although he later confessed that he felt certain that he was going to die. After that long while, a helicopter located him, and sent word to a ship on its way to the Persian Gulf. The name of the ship was the USS Comforter. This vessel was on its way to a battle and stopped to deliver one man. They went out of their way to rescue Terry Drier and their doctor on board nursed him back to health.
Here’s the point: Many people today are treading water, and they don’t know how much longer they can hang in there. People are tired and feel like all is lost. All we must do is look up and see that our Deliverer is hovering nearby. He knows exactly where deliverance can be found. The God of all comfort will make sure that the comfort we need comes our way.
“I love you, Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.” (Psalm 18:1-3)