21 Days of Prayer

Day 5 - Your Heavenly Helper

Who is your helper? When you turn on the television and you listen to the news, what do you see and hear? There is a meltdown taking place in the world today—economically, environmentally, politically. You start to wonder if there is a future for your children. What hope is there left for the world?

I am just a simple farmer, but I want to tell you that the Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest Friend who has ever lived, has been with me in my darkest times. Today He says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you ... I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isa. 41:10).

Jesus Christ has never let me down. He is more than my Helper; He is my Protector. He is the one who looks after my wife when I am away overseas preaching. I know that she is safe because He stations His angels around our home. I want to encourage you today to start concentrating on what Jesus says about you and not on what is going on in a world gone mad.

Let’s pray and refocus. I am so excited to be alive, because the best is yet to come—the Master is coming in all His glory. So take heart, be of good cheer, because the Lord has promised never to abandon us.

Psalms 121:1-3 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,

PRAYER: Lord, I know there has been discord on this earth every day since the Fall in the garden. Help me to look forward to a day when all is made right again. Amen.

The content for this devotional was adapted from "The Bible with Grassroots Reflections" by Angus Buchan © Christian Art Publishers.