Help Me God

Sometimes, it is easy to feel that the Bible’s stories are simply not relevant to what you’re going through. You might be facing issues at home, with your relationships, unemployment, financial , at work, or dealing with health problems. Say, Help Me God. Trying to find solace from the Bible might feel, well, distant. If you feel this way, please read through the many stories in the Old Testmaent. You will notice that a large part of this section of Scriptures tells the story of people dealing with adversity. From famine in Canaan to slavery in Egypt to four decades wandering a barren wasteland, to all sorts of strife, war, and disease. But throughout it all, is a message of hope. A message of perseverance. And, ultimately, a message of overcoming and redemption. Far from being distant stories from the Bronze Age involving people who merely herded animals for their livelihood, the Bible’s stories tell deep and profound truths that still apply even in the iPad and iPhone mobile Age. They tell stories of faith and hope. Precisely the kind of stories you need to hear and draw strength from. If you are facing challenges, examine the story of the patriarch Joseph to see how God is always by our side even when we feel we are alone, desperate, and without any options.

Betrayal and Abandonment: The story of Joseph

The patriarch Joseph was hated by his brothers because their father Jacob favored him. They hated him so much that they held him captive in a pit and sold him into slavery. Some brothers, right? If you are feeling betrayed or abandoned, you know exactly how Joseph felt. It doesn’t feel good to have your trust abused and used against you. Still, Joseph walked with God and trusted God. As a result, even in slavery, Joseph became the head steward of his master’s home. In fact, beside his master Potiphar and Potiphar’s wife, he held the most authority and power in his master’s home. Instead of giving in to the justified anger he probably felt against his brothers for capturing him and selling him off into captivity, he focused on his relationship with God first. He submitted to God and let God take over his life. As a result, Joseph was blessed. Still, his master’s wife falsely accused Joseph of trying to rape her and had him thrown in prison. Have you ever had false charges made against you? Have you had people lie about you behind your back or to your face? It hurts, right? It is understandable if you feel angry and cheated. Joseph saw his high status and everything he worked so hard for evaporate when he went to prison. Life may feel unfair right now. You may feel the burden of everything seemingly going against you. Still, you need to take comfort in Joseph’s story.

Rising above adversity in faith

Throughout Joseph’s prison term, he never lost faith. He maintained his relationship and walk with God. The result? Joseph was made the de factor administrator of the prison. He had authority over the whole prison and only reported to the prison warden. This is how powerful God’s grace is.

Regardless of what you’re going through or enduring right now, you have to remember that if you seek God first and have a relationship with him, He will help you handle your situation. He may not make all your problems disappear, but He can bless you with something even more important-changing your heart so you can see your life in a whole new light. It is so easy to get angry. It is so easy to feel that life is unfair. But if we seek God first, he changes our hearts and minds and the world, and our challenges, begin to look very different and our lives reflect this new viewpoint. God may not always take all our problems away or deal with them the way we would like him to but we can have faith in him that he will always work to change us within. And that is the bigger blessing.

Let Us Pray:

Prayer Title: God is My Help

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being with me right now.
Thank You for loving me.
In every situation or problem that I face, I’m going to seek Your guidance and Your answers.
I give this situation or problem (fill in the blank with your situation or problem) over  to You.
I place my hope and complete trust in You.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

These scriptures will offer guidance for you during your times of need.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5),
“Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22),
“Fornothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37)

 

Never give up on life and never give up on God. God will never give up on you. Look to the story of Joseph. Abide in God and He will give you the strength, wisdom, and endurance to carry you through.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

How to Walk With God

Walk with God and trust and believe in Him completely. God looks for a walking partner who trust, seeking His face at all times and believing in Him blindly at any cost. Right from the beginning God had a relationship with his hand made creations of Adam and Eve that found them “walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). God created man for the enjoyment of a walking relationship that involved companionship, dialogue, intimacy, joint decision-making, mutual delight, and shared dominion. God loves and wants to walk along with you, that is the reason why his arms of grace have been pulling you into a closer walk with him.

Enoch was the first man to disclose the real delight of walking with God. He learned how to walk with God with every facet of life. We always look to seek God when we go through problems or want something from God. But Enoch was one who found every opportunity to walk with God. In order to know about the dimension of relationship certainly required an intense spiritual pursuit, and then when he found it the Lord made a graphic statement by catching him up to heaven.

Walking with God is like that. When we enter into an intimate heart relationship with God through faith in God (Hebrews 10:22), He becomes our heart’s greatest desire. Knowing Him, hearing His voice, trust in God, sharing our hearts with Him, and seeking to please Him become our all-consuming focus. He becomes everything to us. Meeting with Him is not an activity reserved for Sunday morning. The ultimate goal of each Christians is to “live in a state of unbroken worship.” This could be feasible only when we start to walk with God.

Personal Prayer

Firstly, in order to walk with God by private, personal prayer. The spirit of grace is always accompanied with the spirit of supplication. It is the very breath of the new creature, the fan of the divine life. By it, the spark of holy fire, kindled in the soul by God, is not only kept in, but raised into a flame. Neglect of private prayer has been frequently an inlet to many spiritual diseases, and has been attended with fatal consequences. Origen observed that on the day a certain Christian offered incense to an idol, “he went out of his closet without making use of private prayer.” Prayer is one of the most noble parts of the believer’s spiritual armor which helps to build the faith in God and also trust in God. “Praying always,” says the apostle, “with all manner of supplication” (Eph. 6:18).

Meditation

Holy and frequent meditation is another blessed means of keeping up a believer’s walk with God. “Prayer, reading, temptation, and meditation,” says Luther, “makes a minister.” And they also make and perfect a Christian. Meditation is to the soul what digestion is to the body. Holy David found it so, and therefore he was frequently employed in meditation, even in the night season. We read also of Isaac’s going out into the fields to meditate in the evening; or, as it is in the margin, to pray.

Obedience

Those who would maintain a holy walk with God must walk with him in His commandments as well as in His providences. It is recorded of Zacharias and Elizabeth, that “they walked in all God’s ordinance, as well as commandments, blameless” (Luke 1:6).

Seek the Guidance of the Spirit

In order to walk closely with God, his children must not only watch the motions of God’s providence around them, but they must also take note of the moving of his blessed Spirit within their hearts. “As many as are the sons of God, are led by the Spirit of God” (Rom. 8: 14). They give up themselves to be guided by the Holy Ghost, just as a little child gives its hand to be led by a nurse or parent. It is no doubt in this sense that we are to be converted, and become like little children. However, it is the quintessence of enthusiasm* to pretend to be guided by the Spirit without the written Word. Yet, it is every Christian’s bounden duty to be guided by the Spirit in conjunction with the written word of God.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.