Psalm 124:8 “Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”
Some are too shy. Others don’t want to seem to be a bother. Still, others will suffer hurt rather than ask for help.
Why is that?
Are we too proud? Do we think it is a sign of weakness to rely on someone or something for help? Do we seemingly fail expectations by requesting aid for that which we cannot do? Will we look foolish, or simple?
Quite the opposite is true. Knowing that there was help and forsaking that which could have saved time, money, and heartache is harder to comprehend.
When presented with a problem, what or who is it to which we turn? Take the sin problem.
All are sinners; all have a problem.
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death...”
The reward for what I do is death – separation from God. The remedy?
Romans 6:23 “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Receive the free gift offered by God for the forgiveness of sin, and you will have found the cure. We learn from the scriptures that when we do, we become a child of God.
John 1:12 “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
Our enemy, Satan, is a deceiver. He will offer substitutes for what God provides as the cure. For sin, he offers works. By working, we feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in what we’ve done. But it flies in the face of God, who provided the only acceptable sacrifice for sin.
Titus 3:5 “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;“
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Trying to offer any other way will never cause us to arrive safely in Heaven.
John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
For the saved child of God today, where we go for that help matters considerably. Once saved, we are given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit whose job it is to lead us and guide us into all truth.
John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
Failure to trust His guidance and leadership means we are trusting Someone other than God. Moreover, we are sliding into a place of decision-making that puts us on the throne and pushes God to the side. By choosing other than what God prescribes for us is like saying:
“God, you have had your say. Now, I am going to do what I want to do.”
Making such a decision places us as an adversary to the very One who saved our soul, who purchased it at such a price! As the purchased possession of Almighty God, I have a responsibility to steward this vessel as its owner would have me do.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Having the faith to be saved is the beginning of a life of faith, God seeks for us to live. It is the only way we can please the Father.
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
The situations and circumstances that come into our lives are often ordained of God and provide an opportunity for us to glorify the God of Heaven by trusting Him, His Word while waiting on Him for the answer.
I may be able to mask the problem with a worldly solution; but, I need from God that which will allow me to testify to others of His grace, His mercy, and His love.
Make God your “go-to” next time you need help.