Where do you go for help? Some go to their family; others go to their friends. Some will dive into the advice columns or self-help books. A few look for escape into alcohol and drugs. For the Christian, however, there is one place to go that’s better than all other places, a place where we can find the greatest help the world has ever known.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
- Are you snared by sin? Claim His blood!
- Are you gashed by guilt? Claim His pardon!
- Are you wilting from weakness? Claim His strength!
- Are you frustrated by past failures? Claim His victory!
- Are you lost in loneliness? Claim His presence!
Jesus is the answer to every question. Jesus is the solution to every problem. He is the passage through every obstacle. And Jesus is available to you. He is the Fountain of every blessing—past, present, and to come—and the only way to bless a fountain is to drink from it continually.
Jesus not only desires that that His people acknowledge Him before the watching world, He desires to be appropriated. Jesus has been given to His people to be called upon, in both bad days and good days . . . in sickness and in health . . . in prosperity and in poverty . . . in times of joy and times of mourning.
One of the greatest comforts given to a Christian is to know that Jesus walked where you walk; He worked where you work; He served where you serve; He ate where you eat; He slept where you sleep; He was tempted where you are tempted. “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). He knows exactly what you are going through and so much more. Indeed, as the Epistle to the Hebrews says, “He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).
Go to Jesus, for He is your Holy Help who can meet you in your place of need . . . regardless of where that place may be. For He has promised you: “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!