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The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 25 February 2024 – God Is Our Help

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TOPIC: God Is Our Help

READ: Psalm 33: 17-21(NKJV)

17. A horse [is] a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver [any] by its great strength.
18. Behold, the eye of the LORD [is] on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy,
19. To deliver their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.
20. Our soul waits for the LORD; He [is] our help and our shield.
21. Our heart shall rejoice in Him Because we have trusted His holy name.


The Psalmist states that a horse cannot provide safety or deliverance. At the same time, he is sure that God watches over those who fear Him and hope in His mercy. God delivers His people from death, protects them from famine, and helps and shields them. God’s people shall rejoice because they trust Him and will experience His mercy because they hope in Him.

In a world full of wars, diseases, climate change, environmental disasters, corruption, scammers, ritual killers, sexual immorality, increasing population, and high poverty rates, it is acceptable that men will need help. In countries with poor leadership, people will need both help and hope. However, in difficult times, some people seek help at the wrong places, like going to native doctors, false prophets, prayer houses, and cult groups for protection, promotion, or provision. Are you one of those Christians who patronize such unholy people when you have personal challenges? Remember that we are in the last days (2 Tim. 3: 1-5). God is the help and hope of all Christians. Make God your refuge, strength, and a present help when there is trouble (Psa. 46: 1). Call upon Him today for your deliverance (Psa. 50: 15). Will you do so today?

PRAYER: Help me, O God, to trust and rely on Your help now and always, Amen.