by Darla Noble
Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him: my Savior, my helper, and my God.
Today’s verse tells us that God is everything we need—our Hope, our Helper, our Savior, and our God.
God is our Hope because He makes all things possible. Abraham hoped God would provide a lamb. Hannah hoped God would answer her prayer and give her a son. Peter hoped God would give him the words and the courage to take the Gospel to the Gentiles. I hope God will let my words touch someone’s life.
God is our Helper; promising to be with us always. Moses depended on God’s help to lead and govern the Israelites. Joshua knew God was the Leader/Helper as he and the Israelites prepared to take the city of Jericho. The disciples knew it was only because God was helping them that they were able to heal the sick and restore sight to the blind. I know it is only because God is my helper that I am able to teach young Christian parents how to build their home around God.
God is our Savior in the fact that He sent His son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Salvation through and because of God’s mercy, love, and grace is the only salvation there is.
There is only one God. He was, is, and will be forever. He is everything we need.
God, thank You for believing I am worth loving. Help me put my whole trust in You—my whole life in Your peaceful hands. Thank You for Jesus, in whose Name, I pray, Amen.