Faith and Help

I have been joining with many women of our church in a Bible study called “Amen”. It is subtitled, “the story of Scripture from Eden to Eternity”. The goal is to gain a deeper comprehension of God’s purpose and plan for history as it’s presented in the entire Bible. As we journey through this overview of the greatest story on earth, I am reminded once again how humanity need/needed a Savior. Reading about the shortcomings of Saul, David, Solomon reminds me of my own. I am so grateful we have one. That His name is Jesus, and we can know him.

If you struggle today; please remind yourself that you, too, have a Savior. Look to Him. Do not do life on your own. No matter what the struggle, He is there. Ready to help, ready to walk through any storm, difficulty and situation. But I want to remind you, He is a perfect gentleman. He does not come in, unless we ask Him. Yes, He, as a good Father, watches over our life, but to receive the most of His care, we must ask, seek and pursue Him and His ways. We must be honest to ourselves and to Him. This is not always easy, because we don’t always want to admit our needs.

Lessons I’ve learned in receiving help from the Savior.

  1. Go to Him sooner than later. Don’t wait until you are feeling overwhelmed, learn to go to Him with the smaller issues, before they become large,
  2. Don’t let your delays stop you from going when they are large!
  3. Admit you need His help.
  4. Repent if you need to. Receive His forgiveness. Forgive yourself.
  5. Remind yourself of Bible stories where He helped others, or of your own past help stories.
  6. Obey His advice, even if it means humbling yourself.
  7. Trust His direction.
  8. Be patient for His answers.
  9. Keep on walking in His ways, let His peace guard your heart.

Reminders:

Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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