Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Help for current needs!

Verse for Today: Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Psalms 121:2 – My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

We are prone to enquire from where shall our help come. Our concern is mostly about our future care rather what is being experienced at present. We are so futuristic that we often loose track of the present and focus on our tomorrows. But we are reassured today that help is being provided by our Lord here and now. Help is already with us and more help is being given every moment. It is a present continuous experience that our Lord gives us. If help is coming to us now, it would have started some time ago and definitely before we probably started to pray about it. It has started flowing even before we have become conscious of a need. This is because our Lord knew all about our needs long before the need occurred. Such is the depth of care our Lord has for us. He meets a lot of our needs without our knowledge and awareness. Our Lord has a plan to meet our needs for which help starts to flow from His heavenly treasure house long before the need is felt by us. When we have such a benevolent Lord who is always with us and looking after us so well, is there any scope for us to be anxious and troubled about our affairs? If we still allow ourselves to be under the tyranny of anxiety and invite different psychosomatic disorders to creep into our bodies and minds and subsequently infect our souls, it is because of our shallow understanding of a great and benevolent Lord. There is no need to knock at the doors of the world, its influential people and its technology to help us. His help reaches us moment by moment, at the right time and place and in the right measure. It comes from a great Lord whose personal credibility is in the mammoth moving heavenly bodies He made. The maker of such great objects which are sustained over a very long time will have no difficulty providing little things like food, clothing and shelter for His beloved children.

Dear reader, are you searching after what the Lord would do for you to meet your needs? But there is no need to be anxious about what would come your way from the Lord in the future because His help is coming to you day after day. More help is flowing to you at various stages of each of your needs. It is not something you are anticipating, but is already there and emerging in incremental fashion as the needs keep unfolding. Noah preached about salvation because he knew that the flood was on its way, and the boat was emerging. Abraham knew very well by faith that Isaac was on his way. God started working in his scenario and preparing him for a child when it was impossible according to any human diagnosis. Joseph knew very well that God was working towards taking Israel back to Canaan. Nehemiah knew that the walls of Jerusalem would reemerge and the help was coming in step by step. David knew that the Lord was working according to His plan to make Him king of Israel. To feed the five thousand, the bread, fish and the boy were there and at the right time these entire variables fell into the right Hands and the feast started. Our Lord is at work long before we feel a need and meets that need at the most relevant time. He grooms us day after day to lead such a life of hope and faith. Yes, His provisions of strength, courage, support and materials are being supplied to each of His children to meet their needs on a time bound manner. His provisions take the right shape and quantity because they are created by the same hands which created big as well as small planets and stars to meet specific needs in the universe. Today the Lord’s help is reaching us in appropriate measures to meet our specific needs.

Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may find mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Thought for Today

God’s help starts flowing to us long before a need is felt by us.

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