Our Holy Helper

The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. (Hebrews 13:6)

Did you know that you have a Holy Helper standing at the ready as the Source of every solution you seek? Because God does not change, you can count on Him to help you through every set of circumstances you face.

The Hebrew appellation Jehovah Ezrah is one of the names of God; it is literally translated as “The Lord my Help.” The psalmist tells us, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). Take a second look at that word “ever-present.” God is always available to you, no matter what you are going through. The Bible does not tell us that our God is “sort-of-present” or “half-way-present” or even “most-of-the-time present.” No! Our God is “ever-present,” and nothing can distract Him or keep Him at a distance from us.

When Jesus was preparing to finish His mission on this earth and return to His Father in heaven, He promised to send our Holy Helper:

I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth . . . The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:16, 26)

What a powerful promise we have received! The One whose sinless nature makes it impossible for Him to lie has assured us that our Holy Helper is with us every step of the way through this life. He is with us through the sunshine and the rain. He is with us through the good times and the bad. He is with us through our joy and despair and every emotion in between.

Because of this Gospel truth, we will not be afraid. What is there to fear when the Creator and Sustainer of the universe has promised to be our Helper, no matter what we are facing? “Do not fear, for I am with you,” He assures us; “do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Omnipotence will guide you around every obstacle that stands in your way, because greater is the power that is at work within you than any power that can come against you.

Where do you turn in times of trouble? Friends are good; family perhaps is better. But God is the best One to go to. Remember, our Holy Helper is not only willing to help, he is able to help, and he has promised to meet your every need.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!

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