Psalm 63:7 - Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
I have had people tell me, “Please pray for me. I can’t see a way out of the mess I am in. I know that this whole thing is my fault. Right now, I don’t even know whether God will hear my prayers.”
If u think about it, a whole lot of our troubles are of our own making. But it is when we deserve the punishment and not the blessing that we can receive grace — the undeserved favor and unmerited help of God!
When we stop trying 2b deserving of God’s help, we find God more than willing 2 be our Savior. But when we continue 2 try 2 work things out, we are trying 2b our own saviors. God will say, “Save yourself bcoz I can’t help u when u don’t need My help.”
You might be thinking, “But Pastor Prince, don’t u know, God helps those who help themselves?”
Contrary 2 popular belief, this saying that “God helps those who help themselves” is not in the Bible! God does not help those who help themselves. He helps those who are helpless and dependent on Him. He helps those who look 2 Him as their only source of help for their problem.
If u say, “My problem is that I am weak.” God says, “That is not a problem. I am your strength.” If u say, “Lord, my face is the problem. I am ugly.” God says, “My face will shine on yours. I am your glory.” If u say, “Lord, I am the problem. I am a nobody.” God says, “I will make u a somebody.”
Unfortunately, many of us are still trying 2 help ourselves, thinking that for certain matters, we don’t really need God. But God says, “Without Me, u can do nothing.” (John 15:5) Do we really believe that? Or do we believe that without Him, we can still do some things 2 help ourselves?
Only when we realize that we can do nothing, and are nothing in and of ourselves, can we do all things through Christ who strengthens us! (Philippians 4:13) Then, we will see the undeserved, unmerited help and favor of God deliver us from every evil!