Our Helper

Read: Hebrews 13:1-8

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (v. 6)

In most areas of my life, I need a helper. From the littlest details like shaving and brushing my teeth to making a phone call to a friend, I need help to survive from day to day.

My mom is almost always my helper. She is always willing to help me with whatever I need. I have other helpers as well. When my church group goes on a retreat, someone is always willing to help me so I can go. My dad and my brother drive me to where I need to go. No matter who helps me, they usually do it cheerfully.

How does God help his children as it says in Hebrews? He helps us in a myriad of ways. When we don’t know how to pray, he sends the Holy Spirit to help us. He provides us with a Savior who saves us from our sins. He gives us rain and sun so we can eat and drink, and the list goes on and on.

My mom and other people are willing to help me because they love me. Jesus loves us so much, he was willing to sacrifice his own life by going to the cross so we can live forever. I couldn’t survive without the help of other people. Without Jesus’ help, we couldn’t have a very good life here on earth, and we surely couldn’t live forever in heaven. —Steven Laman

As you pray, thank God for the helpers in your life. And thank God for being the greatest helper of all.

About the Author

Headshot of author Steve Laman

Steven Laman is a writer and public speaker who has lived with cerebral palsy since his birth in 1970. Steven is a prolific devotional writer for Words of Hope, and the author of three books: My Journey God’s Grace, Strength in Weakness and My Grace Is Sufficient. He also volunteers as a teacher’s aide. He lives with his parents in Iowa.