(James Smith, “Daily Bible Readings for the Lord’s Household”)
“I have laid help upon One who is mighty!” Psalm 89:19
And who is this mighty One — but Jesus?
He alone can help us . . .
in all our struggles with sin,
and our conflicts with Satan;
in all our trials in the world;
our domestic troubles, and
in encountering the last enemy, death.
Jesus is our almighty helper! We must . . .
look to Him,
expect from Him, and
conquer by the help received from Him.
His grace is sufficient for us, and His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
Every trouble cries, “Go to Jesus for help!”
Every affliction exhorts, “Look to Jesus for help!”
Without His help — we must fail!
With His help — we can never fail!
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you: Do not fear — I will help you!” Isaiah 41:13
“Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I Myself will help you!” Isaiah 41:14
Arthur Pink: “Because God is God indeed–He does as He pleases, only as He pleases, always as He pleases. His great concern is the promotion of His own glory. He is the Supreme Being, and therefore Sovereign of the universe!”