The Lord Is My Helper | Hebrews 13:5-6
Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?"
The search for a life of confidence is on. Some move from relationship to relationship looking for a sense of peace in a person. Some try to find something to soothe their soul in a bottle, needle or pill. The recipients of today’s passage must have been putting their trust in the “Almighty Dollar” - the other god. The writer tells them to steer clear of money worship and learn contentment.
The writer to the Hebrews gives us this foundational truth: Confidence comes from one source - the person of Jesus. He is always with us. He will never leave us and never leaves us alone. He is the one who comes to our aid and stands by our side. He is our protection from the people and things that attack us.
Fear comes from being alone and vulnerable. Fear wells up within us when we feel we are helpless and life is out of control. However, when we understand who God is and believe his promises we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.”
Lord Jesus, this is my profession: You are my helper; I will not be afraid! Thank you for never leaving me alone. Amen.