Tuesday, November 21, 2017

That’s All I Needed

“I will help thee, saith the Lord.”

As I’ve been before the Lord with a sense of desperation — desperate for Him to move in some challenging circumstances — these words spoke to my heart specifically and purposefully this morning. “I will help thee.” That’s all I needed to hear!

As I read Spurgeon’s daily reading this morning, it was as if God was speaking directly into my spirit reminding me that He is for me and not against me, that He delights in helping me, that nothing is too difficult for Him — not even the situations about which I have petitioned Him. “I will help thee.”

What confidence we find in four simple words. Not confidence in our ability to pray. Not confidence in our circumstance. No! Confidence in His willingness to step in and work on our behalf, to help in our time of need, and to receive glory for victories won.

I love the analogy Spurgeon gave:

If there were an ant at the door of thy granary asking for help, it would not ruin thee to give him a handful of thy wheat; and thou art nothing but a  tiny insect at the door of my all-sufficiency. “I will help thee.”

A powerful reminder that, although we are but a speck of dust standing at the door of His all-sufficiency, He will not withhold. In fact, it brings Him great pleasure to answer the diligent prayer of the righteous, the supplication of a mother’s heart on behalf of her children, the urgent petition of the surrendered heart.

He has already given us all we need as He purchased us with the blood of the Lamb of God. He died for us and if more had been necessary, He would have done it without hesitancy. His supply of grace and mercy is endless; before the world was formed, He chose us. He laid aside His glory and became man for us. Will He now withhold His blessings from us? No! “If thou hadst need of a thousand times as much help, I would give it thee; thou requirest little compared with what I am ready to give. Tis much for thee to need, but it is nothing for me to bestow.”

“I will help thee, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 41:14). I believe He had me in mind when He spoke those words … I believe He had you in mind as well. He WILL help us and delight in doing so.

 

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(c) 2015 Jan Ross
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NOTE:  Based on C. H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening: Daily Readings for January 16

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