Who Will Be My Helper & Guide?

Have you ever felt like Moses, tired from leading an uncooperative group through a difficult journey?

Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me.

You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

[Exodus 33:12-14]

Can you picture the conversation?

“My job is too heavy for me – who are you sending as my helper?”


“You’re asking for help because you’re tired. I myself will be your Helper. And I myself will give you rest.”


“I want you to continue being happy with me. Teach me your ways.”


“I myself am going with you – I’m not sending you ahead of me with instructions. You’ll know my ways from observing what I’m doing right now, where I am, next to you.”

Dear friend, when you’re tired, God himself is your Helper. He himself is your Rest-giver!

When you need guidance, look next to you. He’s right there, holding your hand and leading you in the path that you should go!