The Pastor’s Quill
More HELP Than You Can Imagine!
By Pastor Tim Hodge
June 11, 2017
Last Sunday we had a message from God: “HELP IS ON THE WAY!” I was encouraged throughout the week. First, I had personal testimonies shared with me as people were firmly grasping that word. They had renewed hope that “help was on the way.” Next, I saw various posts on social media where people were utilizing the quote: “Help is on the way.” Thirdly, I had some people be that “help” (sent by GOD) to me.
I’m telling you this: God is faithful. The past two week’s messages have been straight from the oven of my soul. I am in a relentless pursuit to see God’s hand at work in my life, my family, and those around me. In my personal discipleship group this week one of the guys journaled: “Our hearts are the playing field” (referring to God’s activities in the earth). My heart is settled on His faithfulness.
While continuing to “chew” on the concept of God’s HELP, I had several thoughts I’d like to expound on. There are three major resources for “HELP” in our spiritual walk. Buckle your seat belt because these are “gooder than good.”
First, there is God Himself. One of His names revealed in the Old Testament is Jehovah-shammah, the Lord our ever-abiding presence. He is always with us. Note Psalms 139:7a, “Where can I go from Your Spirit?” Further still, Jesus speaks assuredly to our hearts, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5b, NKJV). Imagine the omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), and omnipresent (everywhere at all times) God is helping us.
Secondly, God sends His angels to help. Psalm 91:11 plainly states: “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” (NKJV). Still we see more in Hebrews 13:4 – “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” Look at what ONE angel did against an army that came against God’s people: “And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead” (2 Kings 19:35, NKJV). WOW!!! Heaven’s structure with the angelic host has not changed. They are still assigned to us to help.
Finally, God sends PEOPLE to help us. Acts 16:9 (NKJV) reads, “And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ Just this past week I prayed to God that there had to be people in my life with resources to help me with a certain situation and I needed them to HEAR Him on this. Almost twelve hours later I saw that very prayer answered. God has people in your life with gifts, abilities, anointing, and resources to help you. However, YOU also have people in your life that NEED your gifts, abilities, anointing, and resources to help THEM. We Christians are not just biding time until we die and go to Heaven. We are to be busy and be HELPING one another. Anything less is, well, un-Kingdom like.
God said, “Hold on! Help is on the way!” I’m full of enough faith to believe Him at His word. Now my faith is super-charged as I’ve immersed myself in to seeing HE giving each of us more help than we could imagine!!!