The Helper is Here
By: Kacie Starr Long
Lately, I've found myself going through my day saying, "Help, Jesus." It's something I whisper between my varied tasks and errands that often feel too heavy for me to lift on my own.
There are also times when I say, "Help us, Jesus" which is usually murmured in response to a preached message heard while multi-tasking.
Recently, while preparing to hop into the shower after a tough, but fun workout, I cranked up the volume to hear one of my favorite speaker's messages on YouTube, and after she asked a poignant, and heart-piercing question, I expressed a loud, "Help me, Jesus!"
She was ministering about the man at the pool of Bethesda and highlighted how we often say we want to be healed, but in reality, are unwilling to do the things necessary to become and remain free. It was all I could do to cry out to Jesus for help because there are sincerely some areas in my life that I would like to become free, yet there are times when I often sabotage my success and find myself right back in bondage.
Perhaps you can identify too. There are situations in life where you desire healing, assistance, resources, special skills, or help to launch you forward, yet for whatever reason, you just can't seem to gain traction due to negative thinking or poor decision making.
In my gym's shower area, I cried out for Jesus to help me, and I felt God respond to my cry with this:
"No longer do you have to ask for help, Kacie. The Holy Spirit is your Helper, and the Helper is here."
I felt like God wanted me to begin to confess this revelation, so as I lathered with soap in the shower, I began to confess:
"The Helper is here."
"The Holy Spirit is here to help me."
"My Help is already here."
In John 16, Jesus tells His disciples that He is going to heaven, but He will not leave them without help. He will give them (and us) a Helper.
The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity, and the Holy Spirit is our divine help. That means, that the Holy Spirit has been sent to empower believers to be and do all that God has called us to do.
This is good news because life can be hard. Many of us wear multiple hats throughout the day and you have many tasks that you must juggle simultaneously, however, God has not left you, or me without support or assistance.
The Helper is here.
The Holy Spirit is here to help us.
We are not alone, nor do we have to figure out life on our own.
If I am honest with myself, I have subconsciously delayed tasks, responsibilities, and decisions with the reasoning that I am "waiting" on God to send help. That instead of moving forward in my total freedom from food addiction, sugar and carbs, I am "waiting" on God to take the desire or urge away.
Instead of taking the difficult, yet practical steps to becoming debt-free, I have been "waiting" on God to drop down from heaven and I guess, someway/somehow 'make' me stop spending money.
Is there any area in your life where you have disregarded your personal accountability, and instead have continued to cry out to God for help? Are there opportunities, or circumstances that God is highlighting in your life, where you have become stuck or stagnant, and God is now saying, "You have prayed about this long enough. The Helper is here. Now it's time to move forward."?
The Helper is here.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, God has divinely enabled you to do everything He is calling you to do. God has given you everything you need. Will you make the decision to draw upon the strength deposited in you from the Holy Spirit and obediently move in the tasks that God has assigned for your life?
You lack nothing.
With God, you have everything you need.
I'm praying that whatever Satan has tried to present to you as insurmountable, too difficult or impossible, you will respond with, I have everything I need.
My Helper is here.
This article was published in Jewel Warrior, a Christian women's online devotional. Please subscribe to receive encouraging devotionals each day from women from around the world.
Hi, my name is Kacie Starr Long. I am an author, speaker and I love to use my voice to point people to Jesus. When I'm not writing, I'm either working out at Orange Theory Fitness or sewing. God delivered me from food addiction and I have a sewing ministry, called the Sew Hope Community Sewing Room . I am the proud wife of Alfred T. Long, Sr and together we lead a non-profit that serves prisoners and their families. Connect with me at www.InspiredOverflow.com and via my YouTube page for Christian teachings and encouragement.