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 Out To God

 

God's mercy at the CrossI have been desperate enough before to cry out to God. I have never been so hungry or thirsty that I’ve cried out to him. I have been so desperate in need of a miracle or a way out that I’ve cried out to Him.

The Philistines sought after Samson because he constantly caused them grief and they did the same toward him. He was a one man fighting machine. He would grab whatever he could get his hands on to use as a weapon. On one occasion he found the jawbone of a donkey and used it to kill a thousand. He was protected and led by God.

On one occasion, he had made the Philistines so angry that they went to the town where he was at and was about to hold the town hostage until they could get their hands on Samson. Some of his own countrymen came to him and ask him to surrender to the Philistines. They had come to tie him up and hand him over. Samson made them pledge that they would not kill him. He gave his countrymen permission to tie him up and hand him over to the Philistines. Check this out…

14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came towards him shouting. The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands. 15 Finding a fresh jawbone of a donkey, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men.

18 Because he was very thirsty, he cried out to the Lord, ‘You have given your servant this great victory. Must I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?’ 19 Then God opened up the hollow place in Lehi, and water came out of it. When Samson drank, his strength returned and he revived. So the spring was called En Hakkore, and it is still there in Lehi. (Judges 15:14-15; 18-19 NIV)

This guy Samson had just killed a thousand of the enemy’s men and now he’s thirsty and cries out in desperation to God. I believe in crying out to God for help.

I believe the simplest prayer that I can pray is “help”.

God cares when I’m hurting.

God cares when I’m confused.

God cares when I’m scared.

God cares when I’m desperate.

God cares about where I am.

God cares about my health.

God cares about everything in my life.

I need His Spirit to give me strength.

I need His Spirit to give me instruction.

I need His Spirit to give me direction.

I need His Spirit to give me the peace that passes understanding.

I need the Lord to be with me wherever I go and whatever I do.

Pressing On!

Dwayne