Neither Helpless Nor Forsaken
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5).
This is absolutely remarkable! The Lord says He’ll never, in any degree, leave you helpless nor forsake you. The Amplified Classic translation lets us know He repeated the clause “I will not” three times (for emphasis): “…I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax my hold on you)! [Assuredly not!].”
This very scripture brings to mind the words of Jesus in John 14:18: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” Yes, Jesus is in heaven, but He didn’t leave us without support. He didn’t leave us desolate, bereaved, forlorn or stranded. He sent us the Holy Spirit, not only to be with us, but to live in us. That same Spirit has become your courage, your help, your sufficiency, and your all.
Trust Him with your life. Fellowship with Him, and He’ll make you successful in all things. He says He won’t relax His hold on you; meaning He’s with you all the way in your journey of life, seeing to it that you win always. He knows how to take care of you.
His help is something you shouldn’t doubt at all; it’s guaranteed. The Bible says He’s your “very present help in time of trouble” (Psalm 46:1). If you ever find yourself in trouble or a difficult situation, be assured you’re not alone; He’ll get you out or show you what to do to come out victoriously.
The Holy Spirit is your supreme advantage, refuge, and strength. Acknowledge and appreciate His work in your life and love Him with all your heart.
Dear Holy Spirit, I acknowledge you as the One who leads me in the way of success and victory. Thank you, for you’re my supreme advantage, refuge, and strength; a very present help in trouble. I’m mightily helped of you, and therefore confident that my progress, prosperity, and advancement is for all time, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 14:16 AMPC; John 14:26
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Corinthians 1 & Psalms 104-106
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Philippians 3:13-21 & Jeremiah 1