So then we say with confidence: The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?
Dear Heavenly Father,
The writers of Hebrews took this passage from Psalm 118:6, and it gives believers so much assurance of your help. Lord, we have to remember those writers did not write these verses for the unbeliever. Because when a person comes to faith, they do not participate or help in any part; you did it all. Now trusting in you, we live sanctified lives—lives of faith dedicated to you. On this side of heaven, we still deal with the desires of our sinful flesh, and Paul warns us not to give in to those desires. On our own, we cannot do this; as believers, we need help. Lord, you have our back, and you watch over us. Paul wrote in Corinthians that when temptations come our way, you provide us with a way out. We are never on our own! You invested your Son to take on all the world’s sin, and it was not just a one-and-done event. You continue to watch over, sustain, and take care of us. With you by our side, what can man do to me? You are like the dad who goes to the park taking on all the park bullies for his kids; the world is full of its bullies that would love nothing more than to destroy our faith. We have nothing to fear; you are our helper who walks by our side, single-handedly, taking on all that life throws at us. Lord, we thank you today for giving us this confidence we have in you. Amen.
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
God plus anyone is a majority, as he walks with us in this life. There will still be troubles that come our way; we need to quit being backseat drivers telling him what to do. He’s got you!