Who God Will Help

Michael Beck

“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.” (Psalm 40:16,17)

There is a sure promise that God gives to everyone who seeks Him: “You will find Me!” This promise was given numerous times in the Old Testament: “… Thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.” (Deut. 4:29) “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:13) “… And if ye seek him, he will be found of you.” (2 Chron. 15:2) And then Jesus gave strong confirmation of this promise: “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” (Luke 11:9,10)

Who is it that seeks God? Those who are in need. The proud, the self-sufficient, don’t see any need to seek God’s help. “The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.” (Ps. 10:4) The proud are more interested in congratulating themselves than praising God for any good in their life. But those who love God’s providing, protecting, rescuing hand in their life say continually, “The Lord be magnified!” They don’t glory in how mighty or wise or great they are. They are unashamed to admit they are poor and needy. They desire to declare how mighty, how wise, how great their God is.

And so, God is drawn to the poor and needy. He thinks on them. He gives grace to the humble, but resists the proud. Yes, those who seek God can always rejoice because help is on the way! God is more than willing to do something great in their lives, for which they can greatly praise Him.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.