I will help thee, saith the Lord (Isa 41:14)
This morning let us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us: "I will help
thee." "It is but a small thing for me, thy God, to help thee. Consider what I
have done already. What! not help thee? Why, I bought thee with my blood. What!
not help thee? I have died for thee; and if I have done the greater, will I not
do the less? Help thee! It is the least thing I will ever do for thee; I have
done more, and will do more. Before the world began I chose thee. I made the
covenant for thee. I laid aside my glory and became a man for thee; I gave up
my life for thee; and if I did all this, I will surely help thee now. In
helping thee, I am giving thee what I have bought for thee already. If thou
hadst need of a thousand times as much help, I would give it thee; thou
requirest little compared with what I am ready to give. ‘Tis much for thee to
need, but it is nothing for me to bestow. ‘Help thee?’ Fear not! If there
were an ant at the door of thy granary asking for help, it would not ruin thee
to give him a handful of thy wheat; and thou art nothing but a tiny insect at
the door of my all sufficiency. ‘I will help thee.’"
O my soul, is not this enough? Dost thou need more strength than the omnipotence
of the United Trinity? Dost thou want more wisdom than exists in the Father,
more love than displays itself in the Son, or more power than is manifest in
the influences of the Spirit? Bring hither thine empty pitcher! Surely this
well will fill it. Haste, gather up thy wants, and bring them here—thine
emptiness, thy woes, thy needs. Behold, this river of God is full for thy
supply; what canst thou desire beside? Go forth, my soul, in this thy might.
The Eternal God is thine helper!
Fear not, I am with thee, O, be not dismay’d!
I, I am thy God, and will still give thee aid.
providence (Only Perfect Church)
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