Hebrews 13:6 says, "So we can say with confidence, "The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear.."
Last week, my 2 year old daughter fell to the floor, with relentless tears and drama, because the cookie (homemade, mind you) that I’d just given her had broken in half and she was heartbroken. At first I smiled at her, took her picture to text to my family of course, and then knelt down to meet her in her despair. But as you might expect from a 2 year old, she didn’t want my help. A good five minutes later she was still upset, and I found myself quite frustrated that she was so frustrated! “It’s just a cookie!” I thought, as I shoved my second cookie of the morning into my mouth.
But that’s when I felt a little nudge from God that said, “I am your helper, you can say that with confidence.” So, I said a short prayer asking for God’s help in what felt like such a silly circumstance, and approached my daughter again to offer a solution to her crumbling cookie problem. She sat up and we worked through her problem quite easily by this point. Bless her.
I was left thinking about how I don’t ask for help, or know that I already have help, in daily situations like that. I often feel as though Hebrews 13:6 doesn’t apply to me in my "daily life moments." Sure, I believe the Lord is my helper if I were to do something extraordinary - like run a marathon or sing in front of thousands on TV (neither of which I ever plan to do, btw)… but, I don’t speak with confidence over myself that the Lord is my helper when I’m overwhelmed with my to-do list, or trying to help a crying toddler off the floor.
Today, my challenge to you, and myself, is to remember that we already have a helper, and we should have no fear. This we can say with confidence.