If you’re human, you’ve found yourself in a position where you needed help. Sometimes it is practical (my car battery is dead and I need a jump). Other times it is immediate (my daughter is exhibiting meningitis symptoms). In some cases, it is less concrete. It is fear that grips you in the dark of night, it is regret over a wrong you cannot right, it is frustration rooted in a missed opportunity. It is raw, overwhelming grief over the loss of a loved one. It is hopelessness.

Allow me to offer you this.

Elohim Ozer Li = God My Helper

Say it out loud. El-oh-heem Oh-zeer Lie. God My Helper.

David understood God’s nature as Elohim Ozer Li. He called to God when he needed help. Read Psalm 54:4.

Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Though your situation may seem bleak, rescue is certain. Turn to Elohim Ozer Li. He is your help. My prayer for us today is a posture of worship that enables us to exercise big faith in the one true God. This faith will acknowledge God’s sovereignty over every situation. I pray that we turn to God, and nothing else, for our help in these times of despair. Amen.




About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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