Do you sometimes feel helpless? Know that God is your all-knowing, all-powerful, everpresent Helper. In the Philippines, the word “helper” connotes the person under one’s employ who does one’s laundry and chores. This can lead to the wrong thinking of underestimating God.
God as our Helper saves us from any man; He is a refuge, an unlimited untiring source of strength, a faithful, reliable protection at all times. All the days ordained for us were written in His book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:16). Until our God-appointed days are up, no one and nothing can touch us. God is our Helper.
Psalm 121: 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Using e-Sword.com’s cross reference for the phrase “My Help” from verse 2, these are the same “help”:
Heb 13:6 so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”
Jer 20:11 But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced; their dishonor will never be forgotten.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
But there is also a sobering reminder that we ought to trust the Lord as our Helper as He loves us and wants to lead us to the path of blessing. Going against Him leads us away from life and blessing but onto destruction.
Hosea 13:9 “You are destroyed, Israel, because you are against me, against your helper.”
May we seek, trust, and obey our Almighty Helper and be blessed.