THE LORD IS MY HELPER…


Hebrews 13:5-6 – “…I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” 6 so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”  NASU

As the writer of Hebrews was addressing his love for those of the household of faith. He articulated the directive of the Lord to always be hospitable to strangers, the needs, prisoners, and those who are suffering ill treatment he discusses both the sanctity of marriage, sexual purity, and money.  He then reminded everyone that the cornerstone for doing right in all these areas of life, is to remember the promise of the LORD that we will Never be deserted or forsaken.  It is a reminder to remember the guarantee of God that because He is our Helper fear has no place in our lives and there is no cause to be concerned about what man may do to us.  Simply as stated in other places – “If God is for us who can be against us?”  You could say it this way – “If God is for us, what difference, does it make who is against us?”

As I go through life knowing that I have a divine promise that I will Never be deserted or forsaken and that God is my Helper then I can face each day without fear. I have a deep settled confidence to do that which the Lord has quickened to my heart.  In the final analysis, it really doesn’t matter what happens to us when we know that our eternity is in the hands of the Almighty God the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth.  When we know that the one who formed us before we were even a gleam in our daddy’s eyes is taking care of us.  The one who wrote all our parts in His book before we were conceived is not going to desert us and is our Helper!  That one gives us boldness and confidence to do whatever is before us and do it will boldness and faith. 

If you do not know that you have Help!  If you do not know that you will not be Deserted!  If you do not know that you will not be Forsaken, you will be subject to ‘fear’.  That fear can become and will likely become a paralysis preventing you from being and doing what God has charged you with.  The converse gives you Hope, Joy, and Confidence.  So, as you go through this day go armed with the knowledge that GOD has promised to Never leave, desert, or forsake you and promised to help you!   

You are armed with GOD, so face the day with that in mind!  Blessings!