"I will help you, says the Lord." Isaiah
Let us hear the Lord speak to each one of us--
I will help you. It is but a small thing for Me, your
God, to help you. Consider what I have done already.
What! not help you? Why, I bought you with My blood.
What! not help you? I have died for you; and if I have
done the greater, will I not do the less? Help you! I
have done more, and will do more-- Before the world
began I chose you. I laid aside My glory and became
a man for you; I gave up My life for you; and if I did
all this, I will surely help you now. In helping you, I
am giving you what I have bought for you already.
If you had need of a thousand times as much help,
I would give it you; you require little compared with
what I am ready to give. It is much for you to need,
but it is nothing for me to bestow. 'Help you?' Fear not!
If there were an ant at the door of your granary asking for
help, it would not ruin you to give him a handful of your
wheat. And you are nothing but a tiny insect at the door
of My all-sufficiency. I will help you.
O my soul, is not this enough? Do you need more strength
than the omnipotence of the United Trinity? Do you need
more wisdom than exists in the Father, more love than
displays itself in the Son, or more power than is manifest
in the influences of the Spirit?
Bring here your empty pitcher!
Surely this well will fill it.
Hasten, gather up your needs, and bring them here --
your emptiness, your woes, your poverty.
Behold, this river of God is full for your supply!
What can you desire beside?
Go forth, my soul, in this your might.
The Eternal God is your helper!