A very present help

Life, as you may already know, isn’t always a well laid out bed of roses. Some days are rosy and other days not so much. Some days are sunny; other days are rainy. Some days are joyful and other days are sorrowful. My point is life serves us both the good and bad. But the good news is, during those not-so-good-days, you are not alone. In fact, you have a personal helper available and willing to help you out.

God, is that helper—a very present help in times of need.

Trials and tribulations are meant to build character and elevate you to a greater realm. You are not meant to go at it alone, because God is with you. He never leaves nor forsakes, and He who leads guides. He has promise to “give strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak” Isaiah 40:29. You don’t have to fight your battles alone when you have the Master and Creator by your side.

Isaiah 40:31 promises that if you put your hope in God, He will renew your strength and you will soar on wings like eagles; you will run and not grow weary, and you will walk and not be faint. Don’t go through life forgetting that you have someone willing to carry your burdens for you simply because He loves and cares for you (1 peter 5:7). All you need do is trust and hope in Him. God doesn’t want you to suffer alone, He wants to help. He is willing and ready to help.

Every day before you step out, look into the nearest mirror and affirm boldly: “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!” While that may sound silly, I am here to remind you that that the words which you profess with your tongue are powerful (Proverbs 18:21). Gradually, these positive affirmations will start to become your reality, and when next you encounter a challenge– the first thing that comes to mind will be “I can do ALL things…” instead of immediate fear or anxiety.

When next you find yourself in the midst of challenges, remember that “God is your refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalms 46:1. Call on Him. Lean on Him. He’ll guide you. He’ll direct your path.

The LORD is your strength.



14 responses to “A very present help”

  1. Comforting and inspiring. Thank you. ☺

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    1. I’m really glad you find it so. Thank you for engaging! 🙂💝

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  2. Thanks for this timely affirmation, Sunshine! I’m (finally) getting over bad case of flu that knocked me on my tushi (literally) for 2+ weeks (including Easter weekend.) But God is with us (& there for us) whether we’re in church celebrating or coughing our insides outside – God IS our Ever Present Help in trouble. Blessings & (germ free) hugs! 💨😷☀️🤗☀️😷💨


    1. Oh yes, He is! Very true!
      2+ whole weeks? Wow. I’m so sorry about your lockdown from flu. I can’t begin to imagine the discomfort. I’m happy you’re feeling much better now. Blessings and lots of well wishes your way. I pray for your healing and full strength restoration. Have a restful weekend dear. 🙂💝

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  3. I completely agree! A positive and beautiful message! 💖

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    1. Thank you Kranti ! 🙂💝

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      1. My pleasure 💖

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  4. A very present help indeed, nicely said!


  5. Beautifully said. Thank you for putting this belief and feeling into words.

    It is so nice to see positivity in this world.

    (And one little note on the “bed of roses” so many people idealize—a bed of roses is also a bed of thorns. You can’t have the positive without the negative. At least, I know of no rose without spines. But that was not the point of your post at all. ^_^)


    1. Well said. Oh yes, I’m aware of the thorns. They’re very thorny beautiful flowers. Thank you for reading. I appreciate your comment. 💝
      Have a blessed day.


  6. A very present help in times of need!

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  7. Wonderful Post. Very inpiring.

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    1. Thank you Roy. Glad you find it so.


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