Topic: Psalm 118:5 - 9
"That is why we can say without any doubt or fear, 'The Lord is my Helper and I am not afraid of anything that mere man can do to me'" (Hebrews 13:6).
Do you and I really exercise perfect confidence that God will help us in our times of need?
The writer to the Hebrews borrows a clause, an expression, used by the psalmist. "The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me" (Psalm 118:7, KJV).
With the Lord as our helper, mere man can do nothing to us or against us except that which God permits (Acts 4:28). Whatever trials we face, the fact remains that God will be our protector and friend in and through them all.
One effective tool of the enemy is to bring up "exception clauses" time and time again. "My God is able to do anything, but...I'm not quite sure of His interest and/or power in this particular situation." "I know He can help me, but it may not be His will at this particular time or in this particular case."
In the face of God's power, mere man begins to look pretty small, and that is just the way God intends it to be. He wants to give us confidence that He is able for every need we have: large, small or medium. None is too large, none too small for Him.
"Dear Lord, thank You that You are indeed my Helper. I will depend upon You as never before in living the supernatural life which will bring the greatest possible glory to You. I will submit myself to the Lord and resist the devil, and I will claim by faith the power of the Holy Spirit to live victoriously and supernaturally."