My great-uncle was a WWII Night Fighter, and in my quest to learn more about him, I discovered a group of similar veterans who had gotten together a few years back to share memories and fellowship. A DVD of some of the speakers was given to me, and it was fascinating to listen to these men and what they went through.
One particular man, Bob, was a young lad of 21. He was very sure he was going to be killed in the war, and was very distressed about it. He tells how he opened his Bible, and the first verse he saw was Psalm 46:1 - "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" and he knew instantly that whatever was going to happen, he was at peace with it.
What a feeling - the same God who sustained Moses, and David, and every other hero of the Bible was right there in a very personal way with Bob, and is right here with me, and you, in times of trouble as well. What a deep feeling of continuity throughout all of time that we have - through the One who is, has been, and always will be.