When your car breaks down, you don’t call a chef. Nor do you call a teacher for a broken foot. When in need, we want an expert to meet our specific trouble. As Christians, where do we go for help? Our help is in the Name of the Lord. The Triune God is our helper, God the Father, Christ Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father
First, our help comes from God the Father. The Psalmist, looking to the hills beyond him, pondered the question. Where does my help come from? Help for him came from God who said, “let there be light and there was light,” Then Paul, when discussing that God uses the weak and the base things In 1 Corinthians 1, tells his readers “God has chosen… the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,” When we look to an unknown future or struggle with fear, it helps to know that our help comes from God, the creator. He can bring the answer from something that does not exist yet. His answer for our need could be beyond our eyesight, but not His. Ask.
Christ Jesus His Son
Next, our help comes from Christ Jesus, God’s Son. When Jesus walked on earth, He showed His ability to answer various distresses. Jesus fed the hungry, healed diseases, forgave sins, released people bound by demons, gave wise instruction, and quieted storms. He bridged the gap with the Father and today intercedes for us in God’s throne room. The promise of eternal life comes from Him. Above all, He became the sacrifice for sin and showed the power of God by His resurrection. When we need a Saviour, Someone who understands our humanity and yet lives above it, there is Jesus the Christ, Ask.
The Holy Spirit
Finally, our help comes from the Holy Spirit who is our ultimate Helper. Jesus told his disciples He would send a Helper. His going away would cause the Helper to come. What a marvellous Helper He is. In Him we find comfort. Through Him we understand the mystery of the gospel. It is He who brings scriptures and songs to our minds. These bring hope, courage and strength. He helps us when we don’t know how to pray with prayers of deep groaning. Our constant companion, He never sleeps, He doesn’t get tired or hungry. What a precious companion! The Spirit knows all of our needs. We need only to ask.
Therefore, whatever help you need today, ask, Where does your help come from? The triune God is our helper, God the Father, Christ Jesus His Son and the Holy Spirit.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Psa.34:17.