Cry For Help

Beauty girl cryI have learned that I have a lot of limitations and I need help quite often. I know a lot about what I don’t know. I know when to ask for help. When it comes to asking for help from God, it’s very often. I ask for His help about things that I think I know about. I’m learning that He’s ALWAYS there and never too busy for me.  I was reminded today about how He hears my cry and He rescues me. Check this out…

Save us and help us with your right hand,
    that those you love may be delivered.

11 Give us aid against the enemy,
    for human help is worthless.
12 With God we will gain the victory,
    and he will trample down our enemies. (Psalm 60:5,11-12 NIV)

I have let the Lord down plenty of times. He is always there for me. I deserve punishment, but I receive grace. I deserve defeat, but instead He gives me victory. I go to Him first now for everything I need. He will give me wisdom to navigate the hardest issues. He will give me a gentle spirt when I’m under attack. He is my Rock, my Fortress, the Director of my life.

I heard a song on the radio last evening and it’s running through my mind first thing this morning. I think it fits well here. It’s a song by Big Daddy Weave and written by Leeland Mooring, Brenton Brown & Brian Johnson. Check this out…

He’s coming on the clouds
Kings and kingdoms will bow down
Every chain will break
As broken hearts declare His praise
For who can stop the Lord Almighty

Our God is a lion
The Lion of Judah
He’s roaring with power
And fighting our battles
Every knee will bow before Him
Our God is a lamb
The lamb that was slain
For the sins of the world
His blood breaks the chains
Every knee will bow before the lion and the lamb
Every knee will bow before him

Open up the gates
Make way before the King of Kings
The God who comes to save
Is here to set the captives free
For who can stop the Lord Almighty

For who can stop the Lord Almighty

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Pressing On!

Dwayne

Cry For Help!

Worship to GodI think one of the most simple, yet profound prayers can be wrapped up on one word – Help! When I cry out to the Lord, I acknowledge that I can’t do things on my own. I’m still learning to trust Him with the stuff I know how to do. As Jeremiah writes a book where the title is “Lamentations”, I think it’s pretty obvious what the subject matter is. He’s in a tough spot, having seen this coming and having been left behind. He saw lots of brutality and human force. I was inspired by his calm and peaceful heart even in the midst of this tragedy that was unfolding. Check this out….

8 Jerusalem has sinned greatly

    and so has become unclean.

All who honored her despise her,

    for they have all seen her naked;

she herself groans

    and turns away.

16 ‘This is why I weep

    and my eyes overflow with tears.

No one is near to comfort me,

    no one to restore my spirit.

My children are destitute

    because the enemy has prevailed.’

17 Zion stretches out her hands,

    but there is no one to comfort her.

The Lord has decreed for Jacob

    that his neighbors become his foes;

Jerusalem has become

    an unclean thing among them. (Lamentations 1:8,16-17 NIV)

 

I’ve learned that even though I might receive comfort from my friends and family, there is nothing like the Lord when it comes to helping me change my perspective. I have to learn to become dependent on Him and lean into Him. I still find help and hope in a song called “Cry Out to Jesus” by Third Day. You can listen to the song here.

To everyone who’s lost someone they love

Long before it was their time

You feel like the days you had were not enough

when you said goodbye

 

And to all of the people with burdens and pains

Keeping you back from your life

You believe that there’s nothing and there is no one

Who can make it right

 

There is hope for the helpless

Rest for the weary

Love for the broken heart

There is grace and forgiveness

Mercy and healing

He’ll meet you wherever you are

Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus

 

For the marriage that’s struggling just to hang on

They lost all of their faith in love

They’ve done all they can to make it right again

Still it’s not enough

 

For the ones who can’t break the addictions and chains

You try to give up but you come back again

Just remember that you’re not alone in your shame

And your suffering

 

When your lonely

And it feels like the whole world is falling on you

You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus

Cry to Jesus

 

To the widow who suffers from being alone

Wiping the tears from her eyes

For the children around the world without a home

Say a prayer tonight (by Third Day 2005)

Pressing On!

Dwayne