No Other Help I Know
I have many memories of my childhood. One of the things that I remember was how my grandmother expressed her relationship with God in word and in song. I remember her favorite song was a meter that she always led when they sang it in church and often I would hear her singing it at home. I don’t know the name of the song but it began “Father, I stretch my hand to thee no other help I know”. As a child that song had absolutely no meaning to me other than that my grandmother liked the song and I would always hear her singing it.
I had to wait until I grew up to understand why she had such a love for that song. It was more than words and melody it was a declaration of her knowledge of a greater source of help. In order to say that there was “no other help I know” I concluded that she had done research and checked out other sources. I believed that she had looked for other ways and could not find the help that she needed. Then finally after serious trial and error she resolved within herself that no one could help her but the Lord.
Matt 19:26 … With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
I have adopted the phrase “no other help I know”. I too have tried and I too have a record of failures. When I needed help I realized that there is no one who can help me like Jesus. When I stretch my hands to Him I am surrendering to the Greatest God that I know. I am calling on my Jehovah Jireh, the source of my supply. I am calling on my Jehovah Rapha the source of my healing. I am asking El Shaddai the Almighty God who is enough to do anything to help me.
Nothing is impossible with God.
by Rev. Olivia Hines