Isaiah 41:1-20

This morning let us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us: “I myself will help you.” Imagine Him saying, directly to you, “It is but a small thing for me, your God, to help you. Consider what I have already done. 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 larger thing, won’t I do the smaller? Help you? That is the least I will ever do for you; I have done more, and will do more. Before the world began, I chose you. I made my covenant for 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 already bought for you. If you had need of a thousand times as much help, I would give it; you need little compared to what I am ready to give. It’s much for you to need, but nothing for me to bestow. Help you?  Don’t be afraid! If there were and ant at the door of your barn 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.”

Oh, my soul is this not enough? Do you need more strength than the omnipotent one?  Do you want more wisdom than the Father possesses, more love than He is able to display, or more power than His spirit gives? Bring your empty pitcher here! Surely this well will fill it. Hurry! Gather up your shortcomings, and bring them here – your emptiness, your afflictions, your needs. This river of God is full for your supply; what else can you desire?

My soul go out in this strength for the eternal God is your helper!

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