This last week I preached for my church. Before I dug back into my sermon preparation, I chose to read the day’s devotion from Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening. Feeling a great need of help from the Lord, I found the reading to be most apropos. God is kind.
“I will help you, says the Lord.” Isaiah 41:14
“It is but a small thing for me, your God, to help you.
Consider what I have done already.
What?! Not help you? Why, I bought you with my blood.
What?! Not help you? I have died for you; and if I have done the greater, will I not do the less?
Help you! It is the least thing I will ever do for you; I have done more, and will do more. 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 you; you require little compared with what I am ready to give. ‘It’s much for you to need, but it is nothing for me to bestow. ‘Help you?’ Fear not! If there were an ant at the door of your granary asking for help, it would not ruin you to give him a handful of your wheat; and you art nothing but a tiny insect at the door of my all-sufficiency. ‘I will help you.'”
Remember how the old hymn goes:
Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.