Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:5-6
Let us begin today’s reflection with the words of the Psalmist “Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.”(Psalm 59:9) I clearly remember one night when I awake to a loud barking of dog in my compound and I thought I heard some footsteps outside. Then the Lord reminded me of the promise in Psalm 121: 4, “He who keeps you will not slumber.” I decided to go back to sleep. The secret of peace, courage and hope is to trust in God. With faith in today’s scriptural reading, you can face the future with courage and hope no matter what lies ahead. Knowing that the Lord is your helper, nothing should hinder you from being optimistic about your future and the future of your family. With the Lord as my helper, my future is bright, with the Lord as my helper; my dream can become a reality. With the Lord as my helper, my plans will come true. With the Lord as my helper, my destiny shall be fulfilled. With the Lord as my helper, I shall win the battle. With the Lord as my helper, things will work out for my good. With the Lord as my helper, favour will locate me. With the Lord as my helper, I shall overcome my evil and sinful habits. With the Lord as my helper, I shall conquer. This is the true reality if only we can hold on to God’s word, because God can and will provide the needed help to confirm His word.
What is bringing fear to your mind and heart today? Could it be financial problems, a straying husband, wife or child? Is it health or abuse, addictions or your future prospects? No matter what is making you to feel fearful, remind yourself, “The Lord is my helper: I will not be afraid.” He is bigger than any problem or circumstances. Tell Him about your fears—let Him fill you with peace. You may still be tempted to fear, but keep reminding yourself, He is my helper and will never leave or forsake me. God is willing and able to help you right now.
A lot of us have had expectations that did not exactly turn out the way we expected. This might have been due to a lot of factors. We might be tempted to say: “but Lord I prayed…why didn’t I get the job… why didn’t I get the contract… why didn’t I get promoted why…” –But even when things don’t work out the way you planned can you still put your trust in God who knows the best and wants only the best for you? The truth is that God is your true helper. Many believers have no confidence in God because they don’t understand that He is with them. Hebrews 13:5 says that God will never leave us nor forsake us. The next verse begins, “SO THAT we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear . . .”! In other words, since it is true that God will never leave nor forsake us, it means God is with us always. He’s on our side, and with us to help us! We can have confidence in that. The truth is that as believers, none of us who has enjoyed success in life, would be where we are today were it not for God’s help. The assistance we have received in life may have come through human help, but, ultimately, God is responsible for helping us. Hebrews 4:16 says “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.” This help is ADEQUATE because it is divine, Almighty help – “The Lord is my helper.” The Lord’s resources are never inadequate. In truth, “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble” (Psalms 9:9 NIV).
- O God come to my aid, O Lord make haste to help me in my (mention where you need God’s help) in the name of Jesus (3 times).
- Father, cause my human helpers to locate me in the name of Jesus.
- Lord, make me to help those in need around me in the name of Jesus.
- My Father, grant me the help that will disappoint all those who don’t want my progress in Jesus name.
- Pray for the success of the one day fasting scheduled for Friday 29th
Exercise: Meditate on the word of God in Psalm 86:17.
Memory Verse: Psalm 54:4