Wednesday, January 17, 2007

God, My Helper

We are in a season of life that feels like I am in constant need of help. Rylee appears to be losing her third nap which has made dinner hour chaotic and Trevor has been waking at 5:00am tired and cranky not wanting to go back to bed. It feels like I begin my days tired and desperate and end them tired and desperate and everything in between is a fight for faith. I read this entry a few days ago and my soul has been feasting on it ever since.

This morning let us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us:" I will help you." "it is but a small thing for Me, your God, to help you. Consider what I have done already. What! No 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 to you; you require little compared with what I am ready to give. It is much for you to need, but it is nothing for me to bestore. 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 are nothing but a tiny insect at the door of My all sufficency. I will help you" O my soul, is this not enough? Do you need more strength than the omnipotence of the united Trinity? Do you want more wisdom than exists in the Father, more love than displays itself in the Son, or more power than is manifest in the influences of the Spirit? Bring here your empy pitcher! Surely this well will fill it. Hurry, gather up your wants, and bring them here- your emptiness, your woes, your need. Behold, this river of God is full for you supply; what else can you desire? Go forth, my soul, in this your might. The Eternal God is your helper!

Morning and Evening Spurgeon; January 16th

I love how gospel centered these words are. If Christ has died for me how can he not help me in such smaller matters of my day to day life.
What an amazing truth and thought. The Eternal God is MY helper!


megan russell said...

Wow... our lives sounds nearly identical right now. It's funny, I blogged on the same quote today too :) What sweet comfort as a mom to know God's help! praying for you today...

Ruthie said...

Call me. Any time. I am praying for you.
Love you!

Brandy said...

God works in such wonderful ways. I need these words now more than ever. What a great reminder of the awesomeness of our Lord. He will not let us down!

Shawnda said...

mahhhhhhh....that is GOOD! I love Spurgeon - the Lord seems to use him often in my make me "run" toward Jesus and almost feel captured up into His arms!! I have been feeling all of what you shared, Tara! What a season, hugh?!!! We are such a desperate people for our all sufficient, all powerful, all beautiful LORD!!! thanks for sharing that - you've encouraged my heart!!!!