So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Hebrews 13:6 (NIV)
If you are ever in trouble while travelling internationally, chances are you will need help from a staff member at one of our Canadian offices abroad. Sara Pilote has been working in the Consular Agency of Canada in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for almost 4 years. Most of the consular work she handles includes renewing passports, issuing emergency travel documents and responding to requests for consular assistance from Canadians in Mexico. The more difficult consular issues can involve crime and mental health issues experienced by Canadians.
Some of the smallest words in the English language have the biggest impact. The word “help” is a good example. If you are somewhere and you hear someone cry out “HELP!” you will naturally go running to find them and assist if possible. All of us need help at one time or another. It might not be a life-threatening situation. I’m not very handy, so I’m always calling someone who is to help me with some project or another. The Bible acknowledges that we need a helper when it comes to spiritual matters. The author of the book of Hebrews tells us that ultimately we can call out “HELP!” to the Lord when we need Him to come to our aid. Hebrews 13:6 says “So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’” When we find ourselves facing temptation, or wondering about our faith, we can always call out to God. When we do, fear leaves as He comes alongside as our helper, giving us wisdom, power and victory over everything that comes our way to threaten us. He is your helper.
These have been words from the heart.