There doesn’t seem to be anything ‘simple’ about this weekend. Plans changed, some concerns have raised their ugly heads, and I got a speeding ticket. So I feel like I am treading water just to keep my nose above it all . . . Have you been there?

Returning home  — safely — which is a blessing given the way the day has gone and checking email; I read today’s Grace Gem.

Nothing is simpler than Christ Jesus. He is the wind in my sails. And if I am able to maintain that perspective this weekend — it will be simply glorious.

If there were an ant at the door of your granary (Grace Gems)

(Charles Spurgeon)

“Do not be afraid–for I Myself will help you–declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 41:14

This morning, let us hear the Lord Jesus speak to each one of us:
I Myself will help you. It is but a small thing for Me, your God, to help you. Consider what I have done already. What! not help you? Why, I bought you with My blood. What! not help you? Why, I have died for you! And if I have done the greater–will I not do the lesser? Help you? Before the world began–I chose you. I laid aside My glory and became a man for you. I gave up My life for you! And if I did all this–I will surely help you now. If you had need of a thousand times as much help–I would give it to you. You require little, compared with what I am ready to give. It is much for you to need–but it is nothing for Me to bestow.

What! not help you? Fear not! If there were an ant at the door of your granary, asking for help–it would not ruin you to give him a handful of your wheat! Just so, you are nothing but a tiny insect at the door of My all-sufficiency!”

I Myself will help you!” O my soul, is not this enough? Bring your empty pitcher here! Surely this well will fill it. Hasten! gather up your needs, and bring them here–your emptiness, your woes, your troubles. Behold, this river of God is full for your supply. What more can you desire? The Eternal God is your helper!

Amen and Amen!