Perhaps this sounds like a strange question. Some people know when they need help, and decide they will ask anyone available to give them a hand. Other people come at it from the opposite point of view and say, why would I need God's help? I can do fine by myself! And if I needed any help, why would I bother to ask God for it?
But the truth is that we all need help. You may be thinking only about the help we need in this world, but deep down inside, we all know that some day that there will be a final accounting, a final reckoning of our lives, and all the evil things we have ever thought or done will be judged. The Bible says that every man has failed in honoring God and has exchanged the glory of God for the glory of created things. The Bible says that we all fall short of His glory, and in doing so, we have rejected God and His rule over us. Preferring anything else more than we prefer God is a good definition of sin. The Bible says that the payment for sin is death.
Therefore my friends, we have a problem, a sin problem, a death problem. Every one of us is really in a hopeless situation without God. That's why we need God's help!
The help God gives is Jesus, who left the splendor of heaven to be born as a baby on the earth. At the same time it was both completely supernatural and completely natural. Jesus lived a perfect life, always honoring God the Father. Since Jesus never sinned, He did not have to die (no sin = no death). But Jesus chose to die for His people, so that He could pay the full debt of our sin. By Jesus' death on the cross, we receive every good thing we receive from God.
But Jesus did not stay dead. After three days, God raised Him from the dead and He walked with His disciples and was seen by more than 500 people. After 40 days, He ascended into heaven where He rules and reigns today. God graciously forgives and saves to those who confess their sin, believe Jesus and receive His promise of faith.
How can God help you? By forgiving your sin and placing His Spirit within you, giving you new life in Christ. He makes this promise to all who will call upon Him, to everyone who asks for His help and surrenders to obey His ways.
If you would like to hear more about God's promise of salvation, please click on this link to contact us!
And about that material help for the pressing needs for life today, please see the following links of people God is using to help others:
Need food and shelter: Raleigh Rescue Mission
Pregnant and not sure what to do: Christian Life Home
Disaster Recovery: Samaritan's Purse