Therefore, we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6 HCSB
Have you ever felt like the world was closing in on you? Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all the demands put on your life at work, school, and home? Where do you turn for help? Your spouse? Your best friend? Your parents? Your pastor? Over the years I have usually turned to my wife, parents, or close friends when I have needed help and wise counsel. As a parent of four adult children, there is nothing more gratifying than to have one of my children call me for advice.
The writer of Hebrews reminds us that the Lord is our helper. He is always there for us. Psalm 46:1 states, “God is our strength and refuge, and is ever-present in times of trouble.” When the apostle, Peter, was walking on the water and began to sink, he cried out to the Lord, “Help me!” God is with us through the good and bad times of life and stands ready to help us. Just like an earthly father who wants to help his children, our Heavenly Father wants to help His children.
Challenge: Do not be afraid; trust God and His promises. He will always be there for you. He wants to help you. That does not mean you will have life on “Easy Street”. To the contrary, God may allow suffering in your life to help you learn something and to help you grow closer to Him. Cry out to God when you need help, He will be there for you.