Assistance: God tells us, He will aid us, and help us, guide us and sustain us and render us assistance if need be; because of His great love for us.
GOD! The one and only Creator of this whole, entire universe we find ourselves living in, is there to aid and assist us, and to take care of us, if needs be; and it’s God’s real, love and desire, to help us along our path of enlightenment, drawing us ever closer to His love and all-encompassing mercy: This God giving desire, to aid and assist His children, is almost, seemingly, a God loving prerequisite, found throughout all of the religions of The Creator; and He is just waiting for our prayers to reach Him to act; but one just needs to realize that His (God’s) actions will only be in our own, very best spiritual interests, and not necessarily what we are personally, physically looking for; as it has been clearly stated by some of the people of wisdom: “Thank God for Unanswered prayers,” or, in short, prayers that will do us much more harm than good; if we only knew at the time we were asking; or to say the least, we will find ourselves thanking Him, instead of cursing Him, at some future date and future time, for not answering our misguided requests.
JUDAISM: Judith: 9:4 “I (Call) upon Thee (only) for aid: O God, O my God, hear me.” 1 Esdras: 8:27 “Therefore was I encouraged by the help of The Lord my God,” Tobias: 19. “Bless The Lord thy God always, The Lord Himself giveth all good things.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha) 1 Chronicles: 12:18 “Peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee.” 29:12 “Both riches and honour come of Thee (from God), and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.” 29:14 “All things come of Thee.” All things come to us, or are given to us, from God! 2 Chronicles: 26:7 “And God helped (aided) him!” Joshua: 23:15 “Therefore, all good things are come upon you, whichThe LORD your God promised you.” 1 Kings: 12:24 “For consider how great things He hath done for you,” for God aids and assists those He loves. Isaiah: 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I (God) am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.” For, 48:17 “I am The LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.” Psalms: 48:14 “For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death.” CHRISTIANITY: 1 Corinthians: 9:9 “Doth God take care (of us)?” 9:10 “Saith He (doth) it altogether for our sakes.” God aids and takes care of us for our very own sakes. 2 Corinthians: 5:18 “And all (good) things are of (from) God,” James: 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from The Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Luke: 12:32 “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give (to) you.” James: 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from The Father (above).” Acts: 26:22 “Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing, (preaching) both to small and great,” Hebrews: 13:6 “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” The Lord, God is our True, Helper and He assists us, and watches over us, always throughout our lives, on this earth we find ourselves living on. 2:4 “The goodness of God leadeth thee (and assisteth thee).” 1 Thessalonians: 3:11 “Now God Himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct (guideth) our way.” BABI RELIGION: “All things have been created for your sakes, and for the sake of naught else hath your creation been ordained. Fear ye God and take heed lest forms and apparels debar you from recognizing Him. Render ye thanksgiving unto God that perchance He may deal mercifully with you.” “O Lord! Assist those who have renounced all else but Thee, and grant them a mighty victory. Send down (then) upon them, O Lord, the concourse of the angels in heaven and earth and all that is between, to aid Thy servants, to succour and strengthen them, to enable them to achieve success, to sustain them, to invest them with glory, to confer upon them honour and exaltation, to enrich them and to make them triumphant with a wondrous triumph.” “Thou art their Lord (and helper), the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and The Lord of all the worlds.” (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 161 and 192)
ISLAM: 13. “But Allah (God) doth support with His aid whom He pleaseth. 39. Verily, Allah is Most powerful for their aid.” 157. “They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah, and Mercy, and they are the ones that receive guidance.” 257. “Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light.” (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 2, 3 and 22) 79. “Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee is from Allah (God), but whatever evil happens to thee, is from your (very own self, your own soul). But what-so-ever, 73. “Good fortune comes to you (it is in-deed) from Allah.” “And We have sent thee, as a Messenger, to (instruct) mankind: and enough is Allah for a witness.” “Call in remembrance the benefits (ye have received) from Allah: so that, ye may prosper.” 53. “And ye have no good thing, but it is from Allah: and moreover, when ye are touched by distress, unto Him ye cry with groans;” So then, 81. “Eat ye of the good things We have provided for your sustenance, but commit ye no excess therein, lest My Wrath should justly descend on you: and those on whom descends My Wrath do perish indeed! and 40. Allah will certainly aid all of those who aid His (cause); for verily Allah is Full of Strength and Exalted in Might, (Able to do and enforce His Will and assist those whom He chooses).” (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 4, 7, 16, 20 and 22) 277. “Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” 156. “Who say, when afflicted with calamity: ‘To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return.’” 5. “They are on (true) guidance, from their Lord (Allah/God).” 157. “They are (in deed) those on whom (descend the) blessings from Allah and His Mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance (and aid from above).” 16. “Allah guideth all who seek His good pleasure to ways of peace and safety, and leadeth them out of darkness, by His Will, unto the light and guideth them to a Path that is Straight.” (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surahs 2 and 5)
ZOROASTRIANISM: “I will (aid him and) bring his soul over the Bridge of Chinvat, I who am Ahura Mazda, (God) (I will help him to pass over it) to Heaven (the best life),” (The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 19) “I ascribe all good to Ahura Mazda (God).” 5. “Thou, O Ahura Mazda! Didst think, speak, dispose, and do all things good for us.” 13. “All the amenities of life appertain to the ‘good’ Mazda, (and come) from Him.” (Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasnas 12, 13 and 19) 5. “Thou, O Ahura Mazda! didst think, speak, dispose, and do all things good (for us), so to Thee would we give, so would we assign to Thee our homage; so would we worship Thee with our sacrifices.” (The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 14) “Yea, we worship in our sacrifice that Deity and Lord, who is Ahura Mazda (God), The Creator, The Gracious Helper, The Maker of all good things; and we worship in our sacrifice Zarathushtra Spitama, that is the chieftain (of the rite).” 20. “Your blessings shall Ye give us, all that are one in will, with whom Right, Good Thought, Piety, and Ahura Mazda (are one) according to the promise, giving Your aid when worshiped with reverence.” (The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasnas 51 and 70) 2. “Come to my aid, O Mazda, I profess myself a Mazda worshiper, a Zoroastrian, having vowed it and professed it. I pledge myself to the well-thought thought, I pledge myself to the well-spoken word, I pledge myself to the well-done action.” (The Zend-Avesta, Khorda Avesta – Book of Common Prayer pt. 1) “O Mazda, let rectitude flourish through conscience. Where ever You may lead us, that shall be for our welfare.” “When a man has complete faith in the goodness of Ahura Mazda and believes that whatever God does is ultimately for his good, he welcomes every event, however unpleasant it apparently is; he derives joy from every event.” ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 704 and 776) “Ahura Mazda (God) is the source of all that is (good) and valuable in this life.” “Mazda sustains the moral order. He is the source of all that is worthy in life.” “It is only when Ahura Mazda is pleased to lead (to assist and guide us) that man can tread the path of virtue (all that is good comes to us through Ahura Mazda’s good will).” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 310, 491 and 688) 20. “What protector hast Thou given unto me, O Ahura Mazda! Reveal therefore to me Thy Religion as Thy rule!” “Who is the Victorious who will protect Thy teaching? Make it clear that I (Ahura) am the guide for both worlds.” (The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Vendidad)
HINDUISM: “I give, and will to help, and all cometh of My gifts!” “He who cleaves (to Me), who seeks in Me a Refuge from birth and death, those have the Truth! Those know ME, BRAHMA (God): know Me, Soul of Souls, know of KARMA, My work; Worship Me well, with hearts of love and faith, And find and hold (to) Me in the hour of death.” (Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 7) “He, The God, (Brahma/Vishnu/God) endows us with: (gives to us all that is) good.” 17. “This is the best support (assistance to us from Brahma), this is the highest support; he who knows this support is magnified in the world of Brahma.” (Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Svetasvatara and Katha-Upanishad) 24 “(He) God (Vishnu/Brahma) gives thee (us) all goodly things; gives all things fair.” He watches over us and His great love is there for us when we are in need. (Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 4) 20 “Let not Thy bounteous gifts, let not Thy saving help fail us, Good Lord (Brahma/God), at any time;” “All good things hast Thou sown for him (us), Auspicious One!” He God, by whatever name we call Him, is there giving us assistance, “saving help,” and is bestowing on us “all good things,” and His help is never going to fail us; at any time. (Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book 1) “Wisdom He is And Wisdom’s way, and Guide of all the wise, Planted in every heart.” (Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 13) HE IS GOD! “BRAHMA and the flaming AGNI, VISHNU lord of heavenly light, INDRA and benign VIVASAT ruler of the azure height, SOMA and the radiant BHAGA, and KUVERA lord of gold, and VIDHATRI The Great Creator worshiped by all the saints of old and VAYU the breath of all the living creatures, YAMA monarch of the dead, And VARUNA with his fetters which the trembling sinners dread, The Holy Spirit of GAYATRI goddess of the morning prayer, VASUS and the hooded NAGAS, golden-winged GARUDA fair, KARTIKEYA heavenly leader strong to conquer and to bless, DHARMA god of human duty and of human righteousness, Shrines of all these bright Immortals ruling in the skies above, Filled the pure and peaceful forest with a calm and holy love!” (Hindu, Ramayana (R. Dutt, abridged tr)
BUDDHISM: “I (God) am known by uncounted trillions of names. They address Me by many different names not realizing that they are all names of the One True Tathagata. Some recognize me as Tathagata, some as The Self-Existent One, some as Gautama The Ascetic, some as Buddha. Then there are others who recognize Me as Brahma, as Vishnu, as Ishvara; some see Me as Sun, as Moon; some as a reincarnation of the ancient sages; some as one of ‘the ten powers;’ some as Rama, some as Indra, and some as Varuna. Still there are others who speak of Me as The Unborn, as Emptiness, as ‘Suchness,’ as Truth, as Reality, as Ultimate Principle; still there are others who see Me as Dharmakaya, as Nirvana, as the Eternal; some speak of Me as the sameness, as non-duality, (as in Oneness), as undying, as formless; some think of Me as the doctrine of Buddha-causation, (Who causes, or makes and assists all important things to happen), or of Emancipation, or of the Noble Path; and some think of Me as Divine Mind and Noble Wisdom. Thus in this world and in other worlds am I known by these uncounted names, but they all see Me as the moon is seen in water. Though these people all honor (and) praise and esteem Me, they do not fully understand the meaning and significance of the words they use; not having their own self-realization of Truth they cling to the words (from) their canonical books, or to what has been told them, or to what they have imagined, and fail to see that the name they are using is only One of the many names of The Tathagata,” The One who watches over us and guides us, with aid and assistance ever close at hand. “The Tathagatas are in close fellowship with each individual comforting, encouraging, guiding, and strengthening.” (Buddha, Lankavatara and Surangama Sutra) “Undisturbed shall Our mind remain, no evil words shall escape Our lips; friendly and full of sympathy shall We remain, with heart full of love, that person shall We penetrate (and aid), with loving thoughts, wide, deep and boundless.” ((The Eightfold Path), Buddha, the Word (The Eightfold Path)) “The true Samana, who is seeking the way to Brahma, let him have thoughts of love everywhere throughout the whole world pervading with thoughts of love far reaching, beyond measure, all embracing. Regard all with mind set free and filled with deep felt love. This is the way to a state of union with Brahma. Be filled with thoughts of pity, sympathy and equanimity far reaching beyond measure all-embracing even for all things that have form or life with deep felt pity, sympathy and equanimity not one is set aside.” “He will not be filled with anger or malice, his mind will be pure free of lust, he will have self-mastery he will be free from cares, and this one at death at the dissolution of his body will become united with Brahma,” who only desires good benefit for us and is there to support and lead us, ‘who are of the same condition.”’ (Buddha, Tevigga Sutra) 9. “Do not think lightly of good that not the least consequence will come of it. The good man encounters the good consequences;” gifts, from the realm of The Uncreated, Ever-bestowing One. (Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))
SABEANISM: 76. “Thou, Manda-d-Hiia (Haiyi/God), callest the caller, nourishest the nourisher, buildest the builder, 113. I am Manda-d-Hiia (God), emanation of The Mighty First Life (Haiyi, Qadmaiyi , God). I rise up and go, set off, descend to the earthly world, To that world which is all birth, To be with the Elect Righteous, Men formed of flesh and blood. Hold them in thy grasp, strengthen them, Stand by them, (aid and assist) and take care of them, Give to them strength and fortitude, (help them). So that they may stand and worship and praise The Mighty Sublime Life!” Or, in a word, aid and assist and help all of them in all ways!!! (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- 76 and 113) “Enlargement of life, (the adding or addition of life) there shall be for the believing. 71. Thou, Manda-d-Hiia, callest the caller, nourishest the nourisher, buildest the builder,” Haiyi/God aids and assists all mankind. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 76) “Thou hast shown us that which the eye of man hath not seen, and caused us to hear that which human ear hath not heard. Thou hast freed us from death and united us with life, released us from darkness and united us with light, led us (or guided us) out of evil and joined us to good. Thou hast shown us the Way of Life and hast guided our feet into ways of truth and faith, so that Life cometh and expelleth the darkness and goodness cometh and casteth out evil.” Goodness (and assistance) cometh to man from The First Life (Haiyi/God) above; “(as) the mingling of wine with water, so may Thy truth, Thy righteousness and Thy faith be added to those who love Thy name of Truth, And Life be praised.” In a very, very big way, Adam tells us that, God/Haiyi, is there to aid and assist and help all of us, all of humanity, in all possible ways. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 45) “Good is (given from) The Good One (Haiyi/God), for the good. He (God) set His nature upon those who love His name.” “For He will come and will aid and heal me, Will lift me up and raise me and confirm me, Will direct my eyes to the Light, And my feet to steadfastness (My mouth to wisdom, teach) and my heart to vigilance.” “To every man whose term of life is over Thou wilt be a Helper, Saviour and Guide.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapters 76, 117 and 170)
BABI RELIGION: “Render (ye) thanks to God for having graciously assisted you to attain your heart’s desire, and for having quaffed from the sealed wine of His utterance.” The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 61) “Commit them to the care of God,” “He will surely protect and watch over them.” “For verily I say, the heavenly Father is ever with you and keeps watch over you. If you be faithful to Him, He will assuredly exalt you above all.” The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, pp. 52 and 92) “For God (Allah, The Creator) hath ordained that all the good things which lie in the treasury of His knowledge shall be attained through obedience unto Me.” The good in this life comes to us and is given to us, from God, through His great love for us. (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 11) “All things have been created for your sakes, and for the sake of naught else hath your creation been ordained. Fear ye God and take heed lest forms and apparels debar you from recognizing Him. Render ye thanksgiving unto God that perchance He may deal mercifully with you.” “Thou (God) hast created in the heaven and the earth and what-so-ever lieth between them; inasmuch as he will inherit the heavenly home, through the revelation of Thy favours, and will partake of the goodly gifts Thou hast provided therein; for the things which are with Thee are inexhaustible. This indeed is Thy blessing which according to the good-pleasure of Thy Will Thou dost bestow on those who tread the path of Thy love.” “Know that if ye aid God, He will, on the Day of Resurrection, graciously aid you,” God will, in fact, aid, assist and help all of us who love Him, the Bab tells us: for “GOD hath, at all times and under all conditions, been wholly independent of His creatures. He hath cherished and will ever cherish the desire that all men may attain His gardens of Paradise with utmost love, that no one should sadden another, not even for a moment, and that all should dwell within His cradle of protection and security until the Day of Resurrection which marketh the dayspring of the Revelation of Him Whom God will make manifest.” (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, pp. 43, 86, 161 and 189) “Commit them to the care of God,” “He will surely protect and watch over them.” “He is the One Who guideth at His Own behest whom-so-ever He pleaseth.” “I pray to God graciously to assist you to weather the storms of tests and trials which must needs beset you, to enable you to emerge, unscathed and triumphant, from their midst, and to lead you to your high destiny.” The Bab: (Shoghi Effendi, The Dawn-Breakers, pp. 6, 42 and 52)
BAHA’I FAITH: THE UNITY!!! “Behold how its light is now dawning upon the world’s darkened horizon. The first candle is unity in the political realm, the early glimmerings of which can now be discerned. The second candle is unity of thought in world undertakings, the consummation of which will erelong be witnessed. The third candle is unity in freedom which will surely come to pass. The fourth candle is unity in religion which is the corner-stone of the foundation itself, and which, by the power of God, will be revealed in all its splendour. The fifth candle is the unity of nations — a unity which in this century will be securely established, causing all the peoples of the world to regard themselves as citizens of one common fatherland. The sixth candle is unity of races, making of all that dwell on earth peoples and kindreds of one race. The seventh candle is unity of language, i.e., the choice of a universal tongue in which all peoples will be instructed and converse. Each and every one of these will inevitably come to pass, inasmuch as the power of the Kingdom of God will aid and assist in their realization” (Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 32) “We entreat God, exalted and glorified be He, to aid all men to be just and fair-minded, and to graciously assist them to repent and return unto Him. He, verily, heareth, and is ready to answer.” (The Bahá’í Faith, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 34) “O people of God! Adorn your temples with the adornment of trustworthiness and piety. Help, then, your Lord with the hosts of goodly deeds and a praiseworthy character. We have forbidden you, dissension and conflict in My Books, and My Scriptures, and My Scrolls, and My Tablets, and have wished thereby naught else save your exaltation and advancement. Unto this testify the heavens and the stars thereof, and the sun and the radiance thereof, and the trees and the leaves thereof, and the seas and the waves thereof, and the earth and the treasures thereof. We pray God to assist His loved ones, and aid them in that which beseemeth them in this blest, this mighty, and wondrous station.” (Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 120) “We, verily, desire for you naught save what shall profit you, and to this bear witness all created things, had ye but ears to hear.” “For God hath ordained (for mankind) every good thing, whether created in the heavens or in the earth.” (Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 75 and Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 276) “Be (ye) humble and submissive unto God, chant the (holy) verses of thanksgiving at morn and eve, for that He guided thee unto the Manifest Light and showed to thee the straight Path and destined to thee the station of nearness in His wonderful Kingdom.” “Inasmuch as our God is one God and the creator of all mankind, He provides for and protects all,” and “He is the most generous and the best helper.” (Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Baha’i World Faith – Abdu’l-Baha Section, pp. 279, 359 and 436) “O SON OF HIM THAT STOOD BY HIS OWN ENTITY IN THE KINGDOM OF HIS SELF!” “Know thou, that I have wafted unto thee all the fragrances of holiness, have fully revealed to thee My word, have perfected through thee My bounty and have desired for thee that which I have desired for My Self.” “Verily God speaketh the truth and leadeth the Way. He is the Powerful, the Mighty, the Gracious.” “Be then content with My pleasure and thankful unto Me.” “Should a man wish to adorn himself with the ornaments of the earth, to wear its apparels, or partake of the benefits it can bestow, no harm can befall him, if he alloweth nothing whatever to intervene between him and God, for God hath ordained every good thing, whether created in the heavens or in the earth, for such of His servants as truly believe in Him. Eat ye, O people, of the good things which God hath allowed you, and deprive not yourselves of His wondrous bounties. Render thanks and praise unto Him, and be of them that are truly thankful.” (Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words 70 Tablets of Baha’u’llah, p. 44 and Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 275)