Jehovah Ezrah – My Helper
Sometimes we all just need a little help!
I worked for a cancer non-profit where it was my job to direct callers to help for all kinds of needs, including rides to treatment, a hotel room when away from home for doctor visits, insurance information and financial assistance—lots and lots of financial assistance! The needs were so great and the supply so small. This was especially true beginning in the Spring of 2020 when the Pandemic hit. No volunteer drivers, no hotel programs, no financial assistance as fund raising efforts came to a standstill. It was heartbreaking to face a sea of need with the tiny drop in my bucket!
Except for a sympathetic ear, my “help” was no help at all.
How wonderful to know there is a Helper who is always ready, whose supply is infinite.
Hebrews 13:6 says, “God is my helper, I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” I would also ask, “what can they do for me?”
Though we all have folks in our lives we can call for help, they don’t always come through, no matter how much they want to or intend to.
As an example, during the winter catastrophe in Texas in February 2021, I was caught in the perfect storm: No electricity, no heat, no water. A dear friend had all three, plus a cozy wood-burning stove, which he would have gladly shared. Trouble was a 50-mile sheet of ice stood between us. But all alone in a dark, cold house with no phone, no internet, no running water, God was my helper. He stayed with me. He comforted me and calmed my fears. I had some food and a little water, some gas in my car so that I could warm up now and then and try to charge my phone—though I found a freezing cold phone doesn’t charge very well and there’s no service anyway without electricity or internet. Even in 9-degree weather—unheard of in Austin, TX–my home stayed warmer than it had any right to be.
When we know the Creator as Friend and Helper, we are never alone and never without resources. Our big God always comes through!
What do these verses show you about the nature of God?