Genesis 2:18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper (ezer from the word azar) as his compliment.” The divine intention here is for the woman to be a partner.
The following scriptures illustrate some examples of the Lord as our helper. As you read these, please pray they will fall with a fresh anointing of the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.
Psalm 10:14b The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper (Hebrew word azar, meaning to surround, protect, or aid) of the fatherless.
Psalm 27:9b You have been my helper do not leave me or abandon me, God of my salvation.
Moses named one of his children Eliezer (God is my help) because he had said, “The God of my father was my helper and delivered me from Pharaoh’s sword.” Exodus 18:4
Psalm 40:17 I am afflicted and needy; the Lord thinks (esteems) of me. You are my helper and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a helper who is always found in times of trouble.
Psalm 54:4 God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.
Psalm 63:6-8 When I think of You as I lie on my bed, I meditate on You during the night watches because You are my helper; I will rejoice in the shadow of Your wings. I follow close to You; Your right hand holds on to me.
Psalm 118:7 The LORD is my helper, Therefore, I will look in triumph on those who hate me.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in our image, according to our likeness.” So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female Genesis 1:26-27. Do you find it interesting that it is intimated here that the creation of the human race “in the image of God” somehow entailed being male and female? God, the creator and sustainer of the universe created mankind in His image! From the earlier verses, we are taught that God is our helper. One of the ways we were created in the likeness of our Lord is as helper! Being created in the Lord’s likeness, and as a partner to our husband, we are to mirror the Lord as helper! We can be trusted, we do not leave or abandon, we can pray for deliverance and sustenance for him who has been entrusted to us, we can listen and be gracious, we can be a reliable place of refuge and strength, we can esteem him, we can hold his hand, and we can make him feel triumphant. Do these things remind you of the preceding verses?
Life is not always neat and pretty. Life gets complicated and we can get discouraged. Reflect on the ways God intended creation to work. Because of our sin nature, we can at times feel to be far form the “likeness” of God. Don’t fret. God is good and He proclaimed that His creation was good! Genesis 1:31 As your heart swells with the goodness of God you will desire to reflect more of His “likeness”- even in the midst of your less than perfect circumstances. Set your heart on mirroring your Creator and be the helper He created you to be! It is your calling. Rise up DIVAs and recall “we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10. Have you glanced in the mirror lately? Whose image are you reflecting? Yours…or His?