“Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day” (Acts 26:22).
It had been through nearly twenty-five years of hard, toilsome life that the heroic old Apostle had stood – never giving up, and never faltering in his confession. But he takes no praise to himself! The help came from God.
Many people are afraid to set out on a Christian life, fearing they will not be able to be true to the end. Here is the word of encouragement for all such persons: they will obtain help from God for every duty, for every struggle, and for every sorrow which they must endure. They need only to be faithful day by day – doing the day’s duty, and trusting God for grace. The help will come silently, just as it is needed; and it will always be sufficient grace, so that they will always be able to stand.
God never puts a burden upon us without giving us the strength to carry it. The way to obtain help from Him is to go promptly forward in the way of duty – asking for the help, and resting assured of getting it. It will not come if we wait to get it before we set out to obey. It will come only as we do God’s will moment by moment.
“He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness!” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
It’s my prayer that these few words will brighten up your day today! Feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments below.
God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for our King’s glory,
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This is a very timely word of help. In the parenting of my brood of 7, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and not call on the Lord for help, or even rest in the promise thereof
I’m so, so happy that this short little article was a blessing and a help to you! Always keep in mind that although we are so weak and powerless so often, yet our God is Almighty and will give us more than enough grace and strength to meet our needs! Please feel free to email me or send me a note on my Contact page and I would love to pray for your family personally.
Blessings to you and yours,