Because [the Lord] is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
At your lowest moment, whenever you feel isolated, abandoned, and alone, you can say, “The Lord is at my right hand, therefore I will not be shaken.”
There is an English drama set in the early twentieth century called Downton Abbey. It is set in an elegant home, where the servants live, eat, and work downstairs, while the earl and his family enjoy their stately quarters upstairs.
One distinguishing feature of the house is that it has a system of little bells that ring in the kitchen, with a pull cord in every room. The earl and his family can call for anything that they need. When the bell rings downstairs, it indicates exactly where the need is, so that the servants can make an immediate response.
Here is something very wonderful: Christ has installed a bell system that connects your heart with heaven. This is a bell system in reverse, because the servants ring for the help of the Master.
This is worth thinking about. The Spirit of Christ lives in your heart. He feels the approach of every trial and temptation, and it is He who pulls the cord. Jesus knows directly all that you face and feel and fear.
Jesus does not roll His eyes when the bell rings. We have a high priest who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses (Heb. 4:15). He has been downstairs. He has been tempted and tested in every respect, and now He is your advocate before the Father. He brings your need before the Father so that all the resources of heaven are available for you.
You can come to Him with confidence, because the bell has already been rung. Christ knows all that you face and feel and fear, and He is for you.
Isn’t it comforting knowing that you have access to God in Christ? Since Jesus already knows what you are facing, ask Him for the strength you need today.