6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
Oh, how we need to cast off our despondency. At times, the pressing needs of life can fill our hearts with overwhelming anxiety and perplexity. We should not allow our hearts to drown in despair. We ought to teach ourselves to wait upon the Lord, who is our Help.
Let us first acknowledge that we are poor and helpless creatures. Let us humbly and sincerely confess our destitution without the Lord’s help. The youths and the elderly alike need the Lord’s help. Even the wealthiest, the wisest, or the mightiest cannot stand alone. There will be times when man becomes acutely conscious of his need for help.
It was David’s practice to confess his need before the Lord and seek His help. Consider the following confessions of David in the book of Psalms:
“But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God” (Psalm 40:17).
“But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high” (Psalm 69:29).
“But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying” (Psalm 70:5).
“Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy” (Psalm 86:1).
“For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me” (Psalm 109:22).
In times of our need, let us also joyfully and boldly confess that the Lord is our Help. Every Christian ought to be able to testify of his cheerful confidence in the Lord, even when he faces perplexing situations of need and anxiety. Admitting that he has a need and confessing that the Lord will help are sure ways to cast off one’s anxiety.
He is all-sufficient. The treasures of His grace are inexhaustible. He is able to help us in all our needs. It is impossible and inconceivable that the infinite resources of our Divine Helper should ever fail. Let us therefore triumphantly confess that the Lord, our Helper, is greater than our needs, our troubles and our foes. He will help and sustain us.