‘Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Part of the reason why most times we are so afraid and worried is because when God says I WILL do something we read it or hear it as God MAY do something. For as long as we feel God may do what He says He will do, fear will find a place in our hearts and home.
In Isaiah 41:10, God says I WILL HELP YOU. He didn’t say I may help you. They are two different things. I may help you means you may or you may not receive help. There’s no certainty in that statement. There’s a possibility or a chance that you may receive help. What God says is I will help you meaning there’s no doubt about it. It’s not something God is hoping, thinking or wishing to do. God has already determined that He will help you. God has already established that He will help you, He has put in place everything needed to help you. It is settled that you will receive help from God. There’s no doubt or question about it, God is going to help you.
So today let’s tell ourselves there’s no doubt or question about it God will help me when I am afraid and confused not God may help me when I am afraid and confused.
God will help me overcome my weaknesses not God may help me overcome my weaknesses.
God will help me when I am in need not God may help me when I am in need.
God will help me out of that problem that is troubling me not God may help me out of that problem that is troubling me.
God will help me to be who He created me to be, He will help me with things I didn’t even know I had the strength, skill or capacity to do, not God may help me to be who He created me to be…
Remaining in a state of ‘God may help’ not only brings fear, it limits us from stepping out in faith to do great things for God. It is the people that know that their God is with them to help them that can do exploits for God (Daniel 11:32). Daniel would never have challenged kings to their faces or out rightly kick against ungodly laws about praying to His God, if He didn’t believe that God would help him, God would back him up (Daniel 6:7-22). Daniel knew God would help him even if he was thrown into a den of lions. If Daniel thought in his mind that God may or may not help him if he is thrown into the den of lions, fear would have gripped him and that fear would have made him bow down to a strange god to save his neck from being ripped to pieces by hungry, angry lions. Daniel was not the only youth who was taken captive from Jerusalem to Babylon, but he stood out and distinguished himself in the land of Babylon because he had a strong conviction and assurance that God was with him, God would help him whatever came his way.
The Spirit of God is present with us to activate every promise God has made to us. Let’s stop anxiously looking far and wide for help and getting hurt and disappointed along the way. Let’s look to the One who says ‘For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, fear not, I will help you’ (Isaiah 41:13). Let’s believe that GOD WILL do what He said He will do. May you receive divine help at the nick of time.
Lord give me the grace to receive Your Word as it is. Lord I receive help from you today. You will not leave me stranded, you will not forsake me, you will not disappoint me, you will help me. Divine help is my portion in Jesus mighty name. Amen!
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