How, We Need God’s help?
How, We Need God’s help?
When we are going through times of adversity in our life, if we seek God's help for the needed strength during these times of difficulties, we can receive the help that is needed. During these difficult times if we assume the role of a Christian, we will participate in helping people as they go through their adversities and the issues of daily living, and provide the encouragement that they need during these times. We must live with people to know their problems, and have a relationship with God in order to solve them. We should always be a comfort to everyone. We will be doing the type of meaningful work that Christians are called to do on a daily basis, and living the sort of life that God has purposed for us. We should always live in such a way that the clarity of our motives becomes a lens which projects the image of Christ for others to view. Isaiah tells us, fear not, for God is with us. Isaiah 41:10–11 (ESV) 10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 11 Behold, all who are incensed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; those who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
However, sometimes we feel tired and exhausted in the core of our being. During these times of exhaustion, we need to find our source of strength in God. When we seek God's help, He has promised to provide it. We may have a view of what a perfect Christian is, but we will never be able to obtain it completely. Sometimes the only way out of a situation is to seek God's help.
Do you believe that God can help you during your times of difficulties?
It is obvious that when we are tired, we are more prone to make mistakes and bad decisions. We have discovered this truth in our daily living and more times than not in our field of vocation if we don't get the rest the body needs in many cases our occupations are at high risk. Sometimes the government puts regulations on certain groups such as truck drivers. They can only drive so many hours a day before they are required to get some rest. Why does the government do this? The truck drivers can harm people because of lack of rest and this becomes a life-and-death situation for others on the highway.
Let me put a statement before you at this time. I have posed this to several individuals as we talked about God’s Word, God, and the need to have a relationship with Him. We cannot be a Christian, with God or against God, but not without God. The point is we need God in all of our activities, we need that close relationship with Him and anything we do without God is likely to fail. I would also like to place before you several passages from Proverbs written by the wise man Solomon:
Proverbs 16:25 (ESV) 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Proverbs 19:21 (ESV) 21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Proverbs 3:5 (ESV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) 9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
In these passages you will find a theme or a thought, that in anything that we do we must rely upon God for the outcome.
What decision or what adversity have you experienced when you did not rely upon God?