Sorry for the lack of posts for awhile lately...I have had a post I've been working on, but haven't been able to get it completed as of yet.
In the meanwhile, I found this old draft that I never had posted. It is a mixture of notes I had taken down from various sources, whether from reading or listening to sermons, as well as a mixture of my own thoughts here and there...The quotes and Scripture verses have been a blessing to me, so I hope and pray it might be for others as well, whatever your especial need might be.
"For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper."
"God helps those who help themselves?" Oh, no. God helps the helpless. The poor, and "him that hath no helper"." I'm so thankful that God helps the helpless, aren't you? I have His sure promise, for I am one so in need of help at all times.
Do you need help? God's Word says that He is "our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1).
It's a good place to be to feel your helplessness. The dangerous place is when we don't see our need of help.
"So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:"
"But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble."-James 4:6
"And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." -2 Corinthians 12:9
PROMISE: "For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever." -Psalms 9:18
PRAYER: "But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying."
"When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me."
May the Lord by His grace show us more and more our great need of Him, and cause us to find rest and peace in Him, Who promises to help all those needy ones who cry unto Him and trust in Him. He has promised to supply all the needs of His children...He is faithful, as He always has been. I need these reminders so often, to take my eyes off of what might be happening around me, and back on His sure Word. The Lord is so merciful!
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
"Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD." -Psalms 105:3
"Ye that fear the LORD, praise Him;..." -Psalms 22:23a