A Faithful Helper
By Jennifer Benson Schuldt For more info see: http://odb.org/
The prophet Jeremiah had the difficult job of proclaiming God’s messages to the Israelites. This required him to endure physical abuse, verbal attacks, imprisonment, and isolation. Although Jeremiah struggled with deep discouragement, he had a Helper through all of his trouble. God promised him, “I am with you . . . to deliver you” (Jeremiah 1:19).
God did not desert Jeremiah, and He will not desert us. We have His continual aid through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives inside every believer (John 14:16-17). The Helper gives us hope (Romans 15:13), steers us toward spiritual truth (John 16:13), and pours out God’s love in our hearts (Romans 5:5). We can trust that God faithfully helps us as we endure hardship. We can say with Jeremiah, “The LORD is with me as a mighty, awesome One” (Jeremiah 20:11).
You, God, have been our help forever.
And You are our hope now and into eternity.
We thank You that You will never desert us.
You will be faithful.
Our greatest hope here below is help from God above.