I get it. You forget sometimes. It stands to reason that you would. Because although, yes, this world is sacred ground—the spot you’ve been assigned to live and love and minister—it is also big and loud, and it often tells you it has the best solutions when it comes to you needing help. In the middle of confusion or chaos, it’s not always easy to remember what’s right and true.
It’s even tougher when, in the middle of crisis or conflict or sadness or even some good, old-fashioned idleness, the world starts to shout: Your help, it says, is in your reputation.
Your help, it says, is in your friend group.
Your help, it says, is in more stuff and more money.
Your help, it says, is in manipulating people to get what you want.
Your help, it says, is in working like crazy to prove your worth and your value.
But listen. Listen. Scripture whispers to you even while the world yells, and Scripture always tells the Truth. Scripture says, “I lift my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth” (Psalm 121:1–2). That’s not just an answer. It’s a promise. It’s your safe place to rest and pray and wait. Because the One who made this world and all that is in it—He is your help. No matter what, the Lord is your Source for wisdom, guidance, and direction. Through His Word, through His people, through prayer, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, He will lead you to the next right thing. He will show to you how to get out, move ahead, step aside, or get back.
And don’t forget this, either: in every situation you face, He is not only your help; He is also at work. God never forgets, never ignores, never takes time off, never gives up, never feels caught off guard, and never stops working out His very best for you.
Sometimes situations can be so overwhelming that you don’t know which way to turn. So when you’re worn down and worn out and hoping the world can fix what’s broken, lift up your head and look to Him instead. Remind yourself that the God of the universe is for you.
Remind yourself that He is with you.
Remind yourself Who your helper is.
He is Father.
He is Son.
He is Holy Spirit.
He is Counselor, King, Friend, and Companion.
He is Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer, and Healer.
He is Comfort, Peace, Joy, and Hope.
He is just, forgiving, faithful, and patient.
He is constant, unchanging, merciful, and gracious.
He is all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful, and eternal.
He is the beginning and the end.
He is your all in all.
And He loves you completely.