How God Helps Us

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

At certain points in our life’s journey, we can become too troubled to express it in words. Sometimes we pray “with groanings too deep for words” (Romans 8:26). We cry out to God for help, and rightly expect a response. But God, in His infinite wisdom, always provides what we need. Here are some ways God helps us:

1. God strengthens our hearts.
When the race grows long and we grow weary, God can infuse grace in our souls to help lift up our spirits.

“On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased” (Psalm 138:3).

We may feel faint at the moment, but God can fill us with supernatural strength to run the race. He does not always answer this way, but He could.

2. God lightens our burden.
Sometimes God chooses to change around our circumstances to provide us some relief from our sufferings. He did this with the Apostle Paul when Titus brought him a good word about the Corinthian church:

“But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus” (2 Corinthians 7:6).

Once again, God may choose other ways to lift us up, but He just might choose to lighten our load.

3. God may dramatically deliver us.
On occasion God may choose to comfort us by a powerful, even public demonstration of His power. He rescued Peter from imprisonment through miraculous means (Acts 12:6-17), just as He rescued Paul from the jaws of the lion (2 Timothy 4:17). Most believers can recall times of remarkable deliverances that led us and others to praise God.

Will God take care of us? Of course He will, because He promised to do so. But we can safely leave the “how” or “when” question up to Him. May we increase in faith as we trust in the sure and steadfast promises of God.

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