Because I believe Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead, I am helped by God. Scripture is filled with proclamations concerning the help we have available from God. Our key verse today is Hebrews 4:16 “ Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” The author of Hebrews is pointing us to God in prayer. In prayer we will receive mercy and undeserved favor (grace) and help when we need it the most. This verse is such a reassuring promise that when we pray God hears us and responds to us with mercy, grace and help. As a believer, I am assured that God is my helper and accessible 24/7. Moses told Joshua that as the new leader of the Israelites, he could depend upon God. His words are true for us today too. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Here are a few verses for you to meditate upon today as you consider God’s ability to help. David eloquently spoke of God’s help in the Psalms. I particularly love Psalm 34:15,17 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. Psalm 33:20 “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.” Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Jesus promised after his return to heaven he would send a helper in John 14:26. “ But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”
Paul was confident in Jesus’ help in Philippians 1:19 “Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,”
The author of Hebrews was confident in the Lord’s ability to help. Hebrews 13:5b-6 “for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
What about you ? Are you confident that God is your helper? All believers in Jesus can know for certain that God is accessible and will listen to your cries for help and answer with mercy and grace! Many times the answer is not what we expect or right when we want it, but God is faithful and will answer. He have to trust His timing and deliverance.
Blessings today as you draw near to His throne and seek His help,