Precious God, Glorious God, I bow before you. I have search all eternity Lord, there is none like Thee. What a wonder You are, Father, You are Awesome God. I don’t know how to thank You enough for Your Greatness, Caring and Loving Kindness You bestowed on us during my father’s burial.
In a period of heavy down pour (raining season) You made the weather so bright and sunny and the occasion was not only well attended, You granted journey mercies to all attendee. You honoured the prayers of the Saints; Father, we are grateful unto You and we say thank You God.
Beloved, we also want to thank you for your prayers, giving and caring all through this period. You made this irreparable lost light and easy to bear. Thank you. May My Father in heaven bless you with His Divine blessings and send help to you in hour of need. Amen!
Dear reader, what do you understand by the word “Need” and “Help”. Who is your “helper”? Have you ever find yourself in a situation where you are helpless or at your wit end? What do you do at such a time? Who do you turn to or call upon on? It has been observed that in difficult times, people tend to turn to friends, associate and family members for help.
And if God did not enable such people to help them at such a time, they become bitter and greatly discouraged, but that shouldn’t be if you truly know who the “Real Helper” is. Come along with me for more insight:
“A very present help.” Psalm 46:1
Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, thou dost not make use of Christ as thou oughtest to do. When thou art in trouble, why dost thou not tell Him all thy grief? Has He not a sympathizing heart, and can He not comfort and relieve thee? No, thou art going about to all thy friends, save thy best Friend, and telling thy tale everywhere except into the bosom of thy Lord.
Art thou burdened with this day’s sins? Here is a fountain filled with blood: use it, saint, use it. Has a sense of guilt returned upon thee? The pardoning grace of Jesus may be proved again and again. Come to Him at once for cleansing. Dost thou deplore thy weakness? He is thy strength: why not lean upon Him? Dost thou feel naked? Come hither, soul; put on the robe of Jesus’ righteousness. Stand not looking at it, but wear it. Strip off thine own righteousness, and thine own fears too: put on the fair white linen, for it was meant to wear.
Dost thou feel thyself sick? Pull the night-bell of prayer, and call up the Beloved Physician! He will give the cordial that will revive thee. Thou art poor, but then thou hast “a kinsman, a mighty man of wealth.” What! wilt thou not go to Him, and ask Him to give thee of His abundance, when He has given thee this promise, that thou shalt be joint heir with Him, and has made over all that He is and all that He has to be thine?
There is nothing Christ dislikes more than for His people to make a show-thing of Him, and not to use Him. He loves to be employed by us. The more burdens we put on His shoulders, the more precious will He be to us.
“Let us be simple with Him, then,
Not backward, stiff, or cold,
As though our Bethlehem could be
What Sinai was of old.”
God is a present help to me, what about you? Can you be made bold to say God is your Helper? In this month of “Divine Enthronement”. Can you allow Him to enthrone you or you want to work it out by your own effort? Never mind the challenges that comes your way, the Lord will see you through, I once thought it was all over but the Lord said “No”, Am yet to start with you. Praise God! More from below:
“In the world ye shall have tribulation.” John 16:33
Art thou asking the reason of this, believer? Look upward to thy heavenly Father, and behold Him pure and holy. Dost thou know that thou art one day to be like Him? Wilt thou easily be conformed to His image? Wilt thou not require much refining in the furnace of affliction to purify thee? Will it be an easy thing to get rid of thy corruptions, and make thee perfect even as thy Father which is in heaven is perfect?
Next, Christian, turn thine eye downward. Dost thou know what foes thou hast beneath thy feet? Thou wast once a servant of Satan, and no king will willingly lose his subjects. Dost thou think that Satan will let thee alone? No, he will be always at thee, for he “goeth about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Expect trouble, therefore, Christian, when thou lookest beneath thee.
Then look around thee. Where art thou? Thou art in an enemy’s country, a stranger and a sojourner. The world is not thy friend. If it be, then thou art not God’s friend, for he who is the friend of the world is the enemy of God. Be assured that thou shalt find foe-men everywhere. When thou sleepest, think that thou art resting on the battlefield; when thou walkest, suspect an ambush in every hedge. As mosquitoes are said to bite strangers more than natives, so will the trials of earth be sharpest to you.
Lastly, look within thee, into thine own heart and observe what is there. Sin and self are still within. Ah! if thou hadst no devil to tempt thee, no enemies to fight thee, and no world to ensnare thee, thou wouldst still find in thyself evil enough to be a sore trouble to thee, for “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.”
Expect trouble then, but despond not on account of it, for God is with thee to help and to strengthen thee. He hath said, “I will be with thee in trouble; I will deliver thee and honour thee.” and I AM your very “PRESENT HELP”.
Child of God, expect His great move in your life when you call and put your trust in Him. Welcome to your week of Manifold Blessings from the Lord. Praise God!
Remain blessed in the Lord.