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‘I will make a helper suitable for him.’ Genesis 2:18 NIV

God created a perfect world. He was almost finished when He took a step back and saw one thing He wasn’t completely happy with: ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.’ (Genesis 2:18 NIV) So God’s solution was to ‘make a helper suitable’ for Adam. He created every kind of animal and showed them to Adam, but even then, ‘no suitable helper was found.’ God recognised that none of them met Adam’s need for a companion who matched him; someone who thought like he did, had the same nature and could understand and sympathise with him from a human perspective. So God made Eve―the perfect human companion for him.

What does this tell us? It shows that God made us with a core need for companionship, and knows what we need from it. God’s available to us all the time, to comfort, help, discipline and guide us. He’s the One we can turn to anytime, when things are great and when things aren’t going too well. But He also understands that we need companions like ourselves as well. Sometimes we can try to cope on our own, thinking that needing others is a sign of weakness. But our need to have friends, to love and be loved isn’t a weakness―it’s God’s design for us. Throughout Scripture, He introduced people to one another. So pray and believe that God has someone ‘suitable’ for you; someone who fits where you are and will fit where you’re going. Someone who will help you discover strengths and gifts you never knew existed.

SoulFood: Josh 16:1–19:23, Mark 10:13–22, Ps 112, Prov 23:13–15

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2017

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