Our needs do not change. “For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.” (Deut.2:7)
No doubt there is change and progress in some respects in our life today.
Our four fathers traveled in wages and stage coaches, to day we travel in car and so on. Yet all this changes.
Our nature has not changed “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (I.Jh.2:16)
The great facts of existence are the same, birth, death, sin and lust sorrow, hope and fear.
A picture is not altered because you put it in a different frame. Man is the sane, he is always going through changes. Jesus Christ is the only one who never changes “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Heb.13:8)
As human being we need help every day that we live. How utterly helpless are we in our infancy. What a dependent creature are we.
How needy in youth we are. Instruction, direction, counsel, support, are in indispensable to youthful life,
We need to grow into useful people and become servants in the work of the Lord “For many are called, but few are chosen.:” (Mt.24:14)
How dependent in manhood we are in life. No one is independent. The wealthiest, the wisest, and the great cannot stand alone.
We need help from each other according to (I.Cor.12:14)” For the body is not one member, but many.” We are members one of another
The members should have the same care one for another “That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. “ (I.Cor. 12:25)
We need help from the Lord “He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things… for in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Ac.17:28)
How imbecile in our old age we become. This is often a second childhood, a season of almost complete dependence upon others both physically and mentally. God has also promised a good old age for his people “They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;” (Ps.92:14)
This was said of Christ in (Rev.1:14) “His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow;
There are times when man specially feels his need of help. In affliction we feel our need of patience, in sorrow, of consolation, in perplexity guidance, in persecution, deliverance “And they stoned Stephen….And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.” (Ac.7:59,60)
God has made provision for our help.
He is all-sufficient “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” (Mt.28:18)
His wisdom is infinite and the treasure of his grace are inexhaustible.
It is conceivable that the sun, after lapse of many and vast ages, may become dark and cold, or that the water of old ocean may drank up, but it is impossible and inconceivable that the infinite resources of our Divine Hepler should ever fail “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think,” (Eph.3:20)
He is ever-available. We cannot seek him and discover that he is inaccessible “Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD . (Jer.23:23,24)
We can approach him at any given seasonable are at any given time. He is a ever present Helper in times of trouble are in times of blessing “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Ps.50:15)
He is ever graces unto us. His willingness to help is as great and as constant as his ability.
Man varies in his moods, today he is genial and kind, to-morrow he is cold and harsh “Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.” (Ja.3:10)
But God is ever merciful, ever disposed to help and bless his creatures “for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” (Mt.6:8)
As believer’s we have the assurance of the help of God.
This confidence rests upon the promise of God.
His promise is perfectly reliable according to (Num.23:19) “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
The scripture cannot be broken. His promise, then is an immovable basis for our confidence “That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Mt.16:18) The church today is a witness to our Lord’s truth.
This confidence inspires the courage of the believer.
No crafty foe can elude the vigilance of his eye, no insidious scheme can surprise his infinite mind, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zech.4:6)
If he is our Helper, we may pursue our life path cheerfully according to (Ps.46;1) “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”