Today, let’s explore Elohim Ozer Li, God My Help. Ever feel like you are at the end of your rope? Life gets hard and sometimes it seems like we make little progress despite a massive effort. Maybe that’s because we try to do it “all” ourselves. But working harder isn’t always the right answer. At least that’s what I’m feeling right now, how about you?
This might help. I found the following excerpt from Dr. Evan’s book, Praying Through The Names of God.
Elohim Ozer Li, you are the God who helps me and sustains me. When I am in need, you are there. When I am alone, you are near. When I don’t know my way, you guide me or come alongside me to walk with me as I find it. You are worthy of praise Elohim Ozer Li, because your great arm reaches out to help those in need. You provide me with all I need to carry out the purpose for which you have placed me on earth. you sustain me with the kindness of your love, the wisdom of your mind, and the strength of your arm. I adore you, Elohim Ozer Li, with all that is within me. (Evans, 2014, p. 57)
Believe to Receive
Read Dr. Evans’ words again. This time, look specifically for how Elohim Ozer Li helps. He stays near us, guides us, walks with us, reaches for us, helps us, provides for us, created us, sustains us, loves, strengthens, and teaches us. Do you see that God is making every effort, while all we have to do is believe in HIm to receive His goodness? I’m not talking prosperity, here. It’s more like realizing we don’t have to do life alone.
Pray about this today. Where are you putting in the effort to accomplish what God is already working on?
Rest in the knowledge of God, your Help, working behind the scenes making every effort to accomplish His plan for your life.
Believe and receive, my friend!
Evans, T. (2014). Elohim Ozer Li. In Praying Through The Names of God (pp. 57–58). essay, Harvest House Publishers.
Join me for this series, where we’ll explore the Names of God in letters to my friends, prayers, and excerpts from touching devotionals. I wrote a collection of prayers and words of encouragement to a dear friend and mentor struggling through an illness. My friend is fully recovered (praise the Lord), but I was so encouraged in the process that I wanted to share that encouragement with you. Click the link to access the Series Table of Contents.
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Inspired by Tony Evans book, Praying Through The Names of God (2014, Harvest House Publishers)
This post is the first installment of the 31-Day Writing Challenge 2021.