God Is My Helper – Part 1
“But God is my helper; he keeps me alive.” (Psalm 54:4 NLT)
The Psalmist David was in trouble. He had been running from King Saul, who was jealous of him and wanted to kill him; and he was betrayed— not once, but twice— by people from his own tribe of Judah, who told Saul that he was hiding among them. David was facing a violent enemy, for Saul had an army, and he had set his sights on David.
The Psalmist prays, telling God that people he doesn’t even know have come against him. But then he finds encouragement. Yes, all these things are happening to him, he says, “But God is my helper!”
David was talking about the God who never gets tired or grows weak; the God who knows everything and has all power. Notice that he did not say that God was the helper. No, he said, “God is my helper.” And, today, he wants us to say the same, in faith; to know that he is not just the Creator God or the God of the universe but that he is also “my helper.” Because God is personal. He walks with me; he talks with me; he never leaves me nor forsakes me. Thank God that, as a believer, I don’t have to go anywhere without my helper. The situation I am facing may be dire, but I can say with the Psalmist, even if there were no one else in the universe, “The Lord God is my helper!”
What does a helper do? A helper gives assistance. David knew there was a lot against him, but he was not totally shaken, because God was his helper.
What kind of help does God provide? Well, what kind of need do you have? Because that is the kind of help he will give. If you are short in your finances, he will provide for you to pay your bills; he will help you with encouragement so you won’t give in to depression; he’ll give you peace when everything around you is like a storm. Do you need protection? He’s better than the FBI or New York’s Finest. Are you lonely? He’ll be your best friend. He’ll meet your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs.
After giving his Son to die on the cross for you and me, will he not help us on a daily basis?
To be continued…
Read Psalm 54:1-4.