"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1) This verse and these pictures depict that at anytime in our lives, The Lord is a safe place to run to for anything - He understands. However, not only does Jesus merely understand, He has strength for us to endure the challenge(s) AND will be there to help at every moment along the way.

His accessibility is instant because of the great price He paid with His life for our redemption. There is no other person that restored our fallen relationship with Father God. Therefore, there is no other person we should pray to, through and in the name of than Christ Jesus. "For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus," (1 Timothy 2:5). The next move becomes ours - "Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." (Hebrews 4:16) 

Jesus, through His Holy Spirit, not only comes alongside us in our troubles but He lives within us. He is our Great Partner in life that is ready, willing and able to help us with anything, even in the times when we are helpless and/or do not know what to pray. Romans 8:26 says, "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans."

The Greek word for "help" in this verse has the idea of partnership or cooperation in the removing of an obstacle. "It tells us that the Holy Spirit literally becomes one with us in the task of removing every obstacle. In the midst of our weaknesses when we are inadequate to get the job done, the Holy Spirit says, 'Let me grab hold of that hindrance with you and you and I will push against it together until it is moved completely out of your way.'

In this way, prayer becomes a twofold partnership between you and the Holy Spirit. When that really becomes a revelation to your heart - when you realize that your prayers are not something you're responsible for alone - it will forever change your prayer life." (p.911, Sparkling Gems From the Greek 2, Renner).

The Dynamic Duo back in the day was Batman and Robin, but they cannot touch The Dynamic Duo that each of us make up with God. By staying in His Word and continuing with the calling He has for our lives - believers will benefit tremendously when we give ear, both of them, to our Refuge, our Strength, our ever-present Help in time of need - The Counselor.