God Help Me: Find help in every time of need
His promises cover the entire range of our needs, troubles, and problems. He wants us to lay hold on these promises for help in every time of need. I don't know your problems, troubles, difficulties, and needs. But this I do know. You have a hundred percent coverage in God's promises as recorded in the Bible. They extend the needed help for every conceivable difficulty. They help when the outlook appears utterly hopeless.
These promises are as essential for Christian living, as food and drink are for physical life. Very few realize this. If believers understood this, they would appreciate them in every day living.
Think about these four possibilities that the promises of God can do for you, written by a gifted writer in Ministry of Healing, p 122:
Our Source of Power
Is there anything else within your reach that has such potential? What a tremendous loss people experience when they short change themselves by failing to lay hold on these promises!
Do you want faith to give vital energy to your entire being? Do you want healing power, and inspiration to really live? Become acquainted with the promises of God as recorded in the Bible.
—These promises are as essential for Christian living, as food and drink are for physical life.—
Then enter into fulfillment of them in your life. It is tragic that so many who profess to follow Christ are ignorant of the very promises, which would give them what they need most. Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
Activating God’s Help in Our Christian Lives
We certainly need to know what is offered to us in God’s promises. Also where to locate them. We will list some which need to be considered from four angles. For solving some of your problems. For supplying your spiritual needs. For power for Christian living. For attaining your deepest desires.
One scripture is quoted on each item. Additional references are listed in parentheses in some instances. Carefully consider them.
Forgiveness of all your sins and freedom from guilt:
For being reconstructed spiritually, or born again, so you can live a new life of righteousness and obedience: “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them: I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow My decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be My people, and I will be their God.” Ezekiel 11:19-20.
For peace of mind:
A remedy for loneliness and boredom:
When you are tormented with fears:
For making the sinful past right in the sight of God:
For guidance in perplexity:
For every trying situation:
For insecurity and frustration:
When you are weary:
When the load seems heavy:
When you face an unusually hard day:
For the indwelling of Jesus to make your life right:
For being truly happy:
For the more abundant life:
For needed help and strength:
When confused and upset:
For deliverance from distress and trouble:
For long-held grudges, ill-will, hate, and resentment against others:
When worried about the outcome:
For victory over sin:
For living forever in happiness:
Holding God’s Hand in Our Time of Need
Praise God for such provision! What a helping hand they extend! They reveal how your God is reaching His strong and loving hand to grasp your weak and trembling hand.
“May God help us to gather up the jewels of His promises, and deck memory’s hall with the gems of His Word. We should be armed with the promises of God. Our souls should be barricaded with them. When Satan comes in with his darkness and seeks to fill up my soul with gloom I repeat some precious promise of God…As I do this the light of the glory of God fills my soul” Ellen G White, in the Review and Herald, March 11, 1890 (emphasis supplied).
When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Comforter will bring to your remembrance the appropriate promises for your comfort, and help. Keep your heart full of the promises of God. Then where will be no room for doubt, fear, frustration and discouragement to come in. Problems will be solved as the rising sun absorbs the darkness.
“Talk faith, live faith, and in the face of every discouragement plant yourselves on the promises of God.” (Ibid., May 6, 1890).
Why Aren’t We Finding God’s Help?
Every one of these promises is an invitation to use it in prayer for needed help in these respective situations. Of course they cannot help you unless you apply them by faith and prayer. The vast majority of church members never use these promises in prayer.
This reveals why they don’t enjoy a true Christian life. Those who are familiar with some of these promises use them only to a limited degree. This is why they come short of having the continuing help which they so urgently need.
Unlocking Heaven’s Storehouse
Prayer is the key in the hand of faith to unlock heaven’s storehouse. But the right key does not give admittance unless you use it. You need to know how to insert it into the lock. Then do it. So it is with promise-based prayers for the sure answers.
Follow this four-step procedure, and it will bring results
This is how to pray and be sure that you receive what you pray for. This kind of prayer can revolutionize your life for a better and happier experience. Apply it. Then you can ask God for peace, help, courage, strength, and victory, and always receive help. Why limp along in spiritual weakness when by applying God’s promises in prayer you may have your needs supplied to the full!