Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Lord is my Help!

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:2

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

In the day that I called you, you answered me, and you have increased the strength of my soul. Psalm 138:3

When I was growing up, my mother used to say that God was her own personal God. She knew He loves humanity but they had such personal relationship that she really believed that God only loved her. My mother only referred to God as "My God" In every prayer. Her relationship with God is something she treasured. It is amazing how many times and in how many ways He gets me out of situations that my disobedience or ignorance had created. God is good and faithful. He is slow in anger and abounding in love. When you place your trust and your hope in Him you can be certain that you will come out victorious. As recent as this morning, God came through for me in a big way. I was having a serious problem and nobody offered help.Granted,I did not ask anyone, but I knew God would open a door and surely enough He did. He manifested His might in a way I could not foresee. The more I trust God, the more He shows His glory. My friend, it is true that God is able to do exceedingly and beyond what you can think. God is able.

Listen, the immature Christian that I used to be would worry about the issue that I had to deal with last night. I would have rallied the troops. I would have called a family meeting or conference call. I would have asked for help and I would be disappointed and discouraged and I would most likely stayed up all night worrying  before deciding to tell God about it. But I have learned to trust Him. I have finally learned to talk to Him first and now I am reaping the harvest of our relationship. Giving God first place in our lives means we live, follow, and obey His will concerning every situation we face. When we do that, we give permission to operate in our situations. There is nothing sweeter than the fruit of answered prayer. God honors faith. He is faithful! My dear friend, have you committed yourself to walking in fellowship with God through life? Because this is where the Christian life must begin. Like my mother, you must be aware that "God is my God." You must be committed to the relationship. You must be on fire/Gung-Ho/enthusiastic when it comes to living for the glory of God. He will reward your dedication and devotion. God will not take you for granted.

God promises grace to help us in time of trouble and He will deliver on his promises. My need last night and this morning was material but often times our needs are not material and they are rather pressing. In times of great needs it is easy to be discouraged and there is always the temptation to despair, bitterness, and depression, but it is in the midst of our trouble that God shows Himself. Glory! It is during the times when no one seems to care, and when we at the end of our rope and that God will hear and meet us in our needs and that is why a relationship with God is so fulfilling. He always near. He always willing to help. He cares.

My friend, you must learn that God is your help for every need. No matter the stress (spiritual, relational, emotional, financial, physical), and no matter how tremendous/overwhelming the pressures may be to keep maintain the faith, the Lord will meet all your needs that is His promise to you. God really cares. Try Him. You will not be deceived. Invite God in your daily routine and you will soon experience the difference. You will worry less. You will speak less. You will sleep better. You will rest easy knowing that your help never fail. Your help is mighty . Your help is able! Psalm 34:8 says, Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

And Father I thank you for being all that I ever need. In Jesus name my Lord I pray. Amen.

Praise the Lord!