A Desperate Cry For Help! What You Need to do in Challenging Times



Psalm 121:1-2121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. (KJV)

Recently, my mom came down to babysit her granddaughter, my niece, while my brother and sister in law were out of town. My brother stays near, so we decided it would be best if my mom stayed with my husband and I so she could see her other two grandchildren as well. Needless to say that a night with two infants who are 6 months apart, and a one year old, made for a sleepless night. By the following afternoon, we were all past the point of exhaustion. My mom sat on the floor trying to soothe my baby niece, who was pretty fussy, due to a lack of sleep. I tried to help my mom, but my hands were full trying to comfort my own little one who was sleep deprived as well. Just then, my toddler, who is normally pretty good at entertaining my niece, was passing by to grab one of his toys. My mom grabbed his hand and jokingly asked him to help her calm the baby down. Of course he said something in toddler talk and walked off because he was preoccupied with his own entertainment. We all laughed, but I’m sure if he had done something to make his little cousin stop crying it would’ve been a relief to my mother.

The thought of asking a one year old for help in certain situations may be humorous, but have you ever been in a situation where you were desperate for help? You’re exhausted and the situation seems to be escalating rapidly. God doesn’t seem to be answering your prayers, so you decide to reach out to any and everyone hoping for a response in return. You may even ask those whom you rationally know aren’t qualified, but it doesn’t matter at the time. Most of the time other people are so preoccupied with themselves that they don’t have the time or inclination to help you. I think it’s fair to say that most of us have been there at some point in our lives. We want a problem quickly resolved, but help doesn’t seem to be coming fast enough. I get it! It makes sense to want relief from whatever you’re going through. Afterall, it’s human nature right? The problem with human nature is...well it’s human which means it’s fallible. One of the hardest things to do is wait on God in the midst of a storm, but it’s a must that we trust in Him only. God can use anyone or anything to help us, but we must know when it’s from God. So how do you know when it’s God who is helping you?

Examine your motives - Always question your motives. Why am I going in this direction? Is it for fast relief or do I feel led to go this route? Have I sought God’s wisdom or my own? Naturally we want to use logic to rectify a stressful situation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you shouldn’t use your brain, but use it with divine guidance from the Lord. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Without wisdom and revelation from God, we may conclude that any course of action leads to a solution. However, God’s Word helps us see past the surface and always leads us the right way avoiding potentially disastrous mistakes.

Trust the process - Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”, Do you trust that God will take care of you? If so, then you must trust the process in which He choses to get you to where He wants you to go. When you let go of control (which we don’t really have anyway) we fully open ourselves up to God. In the end it is He who gets all of the glory, because we didn’t rely on our own understanding.

Quiet your thoughts - Joshua 1:8,” This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” Want to successfully get through a stressful time? Meditate on the Word of God. We are bombarded on a daily basis with so many things that it’s hard to focus on what’s relevant. When was the last time your meditated on God’s Word? You literally sat and did nothing but focused on God. For a lot of people, it’s hard to turn off the phone, television and other distractions. However, in order for us to truly connect with God, we have to disconnect from the world. Quiet your thoughts, focus on the Word and listen for God’s voice. I promise you will hear His voice once you’re familiar with it and you are listening for it.

Always look to the ultimate source who can solve any situation your have. Remember, this too shall pass. God Bless!

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