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Pray and God will Help
by Sindhu George
When Iím in trouble; when Iím stressed,
emotionally drained or scared, I turn to the book of Psalms in the
Bible. Psalm 86 is Davidís prayer for help. He is in a place where he
knows that he is helpless. No amount of persuading or fighting will get
him out of his problem.
The Psalm begins with David asking that the Lord hear him and to answer
him because of his poor and needy condition. Poor does not necessarily
mean that he was without possessions but rather that David knew that he
was unable to rescue himself. He recognized that even though he was a
warrior and others may have thought him capable, he couldnít do this on
He asks God to save him, have mercy on him, and to bring him joy. He is
confident in asking because he is devoted to the Lord. He puts his trust
in God and lifts up his soul to Him. God takes care of His own.
David praises the Lord, speaking of His forgiveness and goodness,
abounding love to all who call to Him. He knows that God is fully able
to do what he asks because He is the One and Only God and there is no
other god like Him.
Then David asked that the Lord teach him His way and give him an
undivided heart so that he can be more faithful. He vowed to praise God
with his whole heart and glorify His name because Godís love is great.
David continues to list Godís qualities, such as His compassion and
graciousness, being slow to anger, and abounding in love and
Then David asked for a sign that his enemies would see everyone would
know that only the One True God helped him.
When my life gets out of control and Iím feeling helpless, I get down to
serious praying and God answers me. What I fail to remember is that God
is always powerful and I am always poor and needy.
Wouldnít it be better to turn to God immediately instead of trying to
get out of trouble on my own? Why is it that I charge ahead, not taking
time to consult the One with the power? Not only at every sign of
trouble, but for every decision and at the beginning of every day, I
could ask for His help.
So, Iíll begin again:
I will remember what God has done and list the great and marvelous
wonders that are His alone.
As David did, I will pray for an undivided heart so that I can be more
faithful and praise Him wholeheartedly.
A double minded person is unstable in all he or she undertakes. James
I will remember that He wants to help me because I am His, created in
And when He answers me and helps me through my trouble Ė yet another
time Ė I will give the credit to the One it is due. I am helpless. He is
powerful. He is faithful. To God be the glory!
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