For I am the LORD, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
I love the image this scripture paints. God is not a “help” button. God is not a faceless customer support worker who (in theory at least) offers us “how-to” instruction when we find ourself in a jam. God does not serve us. God loves us.
God does not promise to fix our problems. God does not promise that we will never experience “scary” situations. God says that when we call out to him he will be there…like a Father…ready to take our hand and offer his help.