“… I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.”
Picture one of your best friends.
Now picture this friend as someone who saw you once a week for an hour, and did it with this “I’m only here because I’m ‘supposed to be here'” attitude. Called you up to ask you for help or to complain about how awful their day was, and didn’t really listen to you much.
Not much of a friend eh?
There are times in my life when I think to myself, “God, where are you?” You know, when times are tough and you think to yourself, “if only I had God’s immeasurable strength right about now, this would all be a lot easier.”
I believe we all get caught up in this thought process from time to time. Feeling like, somehow God owes us … and for what? We’re much like the friend we pictured. All about ourselves when it comes to God.
But God, in His infinite wisdom and love still lets us know that in spite of who we are and how we are toward Him, He is always going to be there to help us.
C.H. Spurgeon words it like this (I did change the “thee’s” to “you’s” to help everyone read it easier):
The Lord Jesus speaks to each one of us: “I will help you. It is but a small thing for me, your God, to help you. Consider what I have done already. Why, I bought you with my blood. I have died for you; and if I have done the greater, will I not do the less? Before the world began I chose you. I made the covenant for you. I laid aside my glory and became a man for you; I gave up my life for you; and if I did all this, I will surely help you now. In helping you, I am giving you what I have bought for you already. If you had need of a thousand times as much help, I would give it to you; you require little compared with what I am ready to give. ‘Tis much for you to need, but it is nothing for me to bestow.”
So the next time you’re feeling like God isn’t there, or you really need His power or strength to make it through, remember these words, “I will help you”. God is always going to be there for you.