Help in Time of Need

The views expressed below are those of the writer and may not reflect the views of Rejoice Marriage Ministries or the Steinkamps.

Men, has the Lord placed a devotional on your heart that you would like to share with other standers?

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  Hebrews 13:5 

Your world is falling apart, and you feel helpless to stop it. Your hopes and dreams are slipping through your fingers, shattered into a thousand pieces like an expensive vase crashing onto a hard floor. You are desperate to grab on to anything that will give you a glimmer of hope. God knows your pain. He sees your tears. He hears your cries for help. He is with you in the midst of the turmoil and pain. He says that He will never abandon or forsake you. “Never,” means not for any reason, circumstance, nor at any time. There is no limit to this promise. God is with you to comfort you and give you hope.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.  1 Peter 5:6-7 

God will never abandon you or stop loving you. In confidence, you can trust that God is with you especially when life is hard, bewildering, or devastating. Even when you feel alone, He is with you, showering you with His grace. God is close to you so rest peacefully knowing that He will be with you regardless of your circumstances.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  Psalm 34:18 

Put your faith in His promise; He will drive out any fear that deprives you of peacefulness. With God at your side, you can endure all things, the trauma of broken marriage, mounting bills, legal proceedings and heartache. You can endure these things because God will give you strength and courage. You will not just endure these calamities; you can find comfort and joy in the midst of them. All because you know that God is always with you.

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:20 

God’s promises are more than platitudes to placate you in a desperate situation. They are weapons you can use to combat Satan’s attempts to discourage you or rob you of your peace. It’s your strong support as you grapple with the challenges and stresses of life: the loss of your wife and family, temptation to despair, loneliness or anger. As your emotions flail and your stomach churns, one thing is sure and true: God has promised never to leave you.

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.  Psalm 42:5 

God the Father is with you, right now, in the midst of the storm raging around you. If you doubt, ask Him to reveal who He is, who you are to Him and what He wants you to know about your circumstances. He will help you find a way through them. He will calm your fears and give you the assurance that all things are possible with Him (Lk 1:37). Whenever you feel forsaken or rejected, rely on this: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Heb 13:5).

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.”  Hebrews 13:6 

Fear not, my Brother. God is with you. May He bless you richly and give you the desires of your heart, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

God bless,

Dennis Wingfield


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