How can God help me?

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 needed 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 desire God is a good definition of sin. The Bible clearly explains that the payment for sin is eternal 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

Would God speak to me?

Think about it - God is not silent, He speaks! He speaks through His work of nature, by His Holy Word, and by the image of Himself from which He formed every person on our planet.

Of course, only the Word of God contains the special revelation that explains the Gospel and the way to eternal life. 

When Jesus was asked, "What is the most important commandment?", He gave this answer (from Mark 12:29-31), "the most important is, 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these." 

One of the most important commands God gives is that we are to love Him. In fact, we are commanded to love Him with all that we are, and with every aspect of our being, through all the fullness of our human attributes. God knows that for us to love Him will bring the fullest expression of His glory and joy into our lives. 

But many times, although we may try to love God in this way, we find that we fail, even frequently. At that precise moment, the Gospel provides the help we need in Christ, who by grace gives us His Spirit to teach us and enable us to love Him more. Call out to God for His grace! He loves to speak to His children! He has entrusted His message to us through the Word of God. Bless His Name forever!