“O MOST mighty and most merciful God … without thee all health is but the fuel, and all strength but the bellows of sin…” (Donne Devotion IV)
Our help does not help when it does not address the curvature of sin. It simply abets the sinner’s own bent to self-execution. The Prodigal’s father did not spare his well-loved son the experience of envying the swine’s supper that he might “come to himself” and yearn for restoration to the Father. Only a stay of execution will help us. Satan is quite capable of destroying us by giving us what we want. Help not from God is but “the bellow of sin”.