God’s help is needed to live, not to just survive. Help can be defined as giving or providing what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need. It can also be said to be a means of contributing strength or rendering assistance. It is giving assistance to someone in need. The ultimate and primary source of help is God. The Bible makes us to understand in Psalms 46:1 that God is our ever present help.
God being your help can mean a lot of things. It could mean God your strength (Psalms 18:1) because it is His strength that can provide the help you need. It also means God your partner. A partner is someone you readily go to for assistance or advice on what to do. God is all knowing, He is the best partner you can ever have. Therefore, you are to solely depend on God.
Getting help from God guarantees you victory because you conquer the problem that seemed difficult to overcome (Psalms 118:7). When you depend on God for help, you have peace of mind because the fear of drowning in the problem will be taken away (Psalms 34:4). Getting God’s help increases your trust, dependence and confidence in Him as your source. When you get faced with a more difficult problem, you readily go to your source of help knowing that victory is assured.
God’s help is a medium of salvation for men through your testimonies. People get curious about the impossible made possible which soon leads them to also connect to your source of help.
The bible tells us in Matthew 7:7 to ask and we shall receive. God’s help can be gotten solely by prayer (Philippians 4:6). 2 Thessalonians 1:11 shows that we always pray to Him and we always ask for help which means every time we need His help we are to pray. Praying every time is equivalent to asking for help since it shows our total dependency on God.
Nothing qualifies you for God’s help but grace. Just like salvation is by grace, getting help is also by grace (Ephesians 2:8). 2 Corinthians 12:9a says,
“And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness”
Meaning you asking for grace shows you know you have weaknesses and this is a sign of humility which God loves so much. By doing this, you show others the strength of Christ.
Why can you be sure you will get help from God when you ask?
Psalms 46:1 says,
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”.
Mark 13:31 says,
“Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away”.
The above scriptures give you the assurance that all things will pass away but His word will not so we can be sure that Psalms 46:1 will be fulfilled. All we just need to do is to ask. Those who trust on the Lord will be saved (Joel 2:32).