The Help

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1Peter 5:6-7).”

When you hear the word help what comes to mind? Do you think of a helper as someone who assists you but is incapable of doing the job himself? In today’s world, many people see the term helper as condescending and somehow inferior to the one who needs support. The irony is that God is called our Helper and without Him we can do nothing.

The Hebrew mindset as found in the Bible refers to a helper as someone who protects, nourishes, and co-fights with those in need. The helper does not revolve around the one needing help rather the opposite is true. And so we are seeing that God as our Helper has sent to every believer in Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit who is also named Helper, Comforter, and Counselor.