God Helps Those

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

I’m sure you heard the saying “God helps those who help themselves.” I have heard this saying so many times and mostly in the context of “unless you do something to remedy your situation, God will not help at all.”  I’m sure it was said innocently and more so out of what religion may of taught or even perhaps what you heard someone else saying. If you think God Helps Those

about the meaning, in essence when one says “God helps those…”  then if you offer prayers to God and your situation doesn’t change, then of course you must not be doing enough. It’s your fault.  In other words you have to do more and then God will help you…as the saying goes, God helps those who helps themselves after all right? This type of believing leads to condemnation.

The saying “God helps those who helps themselves” does not appear anywhere in the bible but yet a lot of people end up condemning themselves when they try to live by these words. This is NOT what God is about. He is not about condemnation but rather about grace.

God Helps Those That Are Helpless

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5 NKJV)

This bible verse indicates that God wants you to depend on Him. He wants you to “abide in Him” and then He will “abide in you.” He wants to by part of your life and wants you to have a relationship with Him. But only if you desire to have a relationship with Him will God become God Helps Those That Are Helpless

part of your life. It’s your free will to decide. He will not interfere.

God also makes it clear that without Him “you can do nothing.” Jesus Christ wants you to rest in Him not on your own devices. So as far as the saying “God helps those that helps themselves,” I would reject this entirely and instead realize “I [you] can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)

So if your situation has you feeling helpless and your are crying out God please help me, then find rest and peace of mind knowing that an abundance of God’s love, grace and favor is upon you each and every day. Just come to God as you are.

 

God Will Provide All Your Needs

God Will Provide

So how does one qualify for the incredible promises that God has made for us? Are you questioning whether God will provide for you or if God will protect you? Is it only for the select few that God chooses? Is it God’s choice at all? Or is the invitation open to any and all. And if it is, how does one qualify for it?

Background

In the old testament, the book of Psalms was written by King David, the second King of Israel. His back story is amazing but I won’t get into that now. Let it suffice to say that He did some really awful things when He was king, but all the time retained a close relationship with God, so that at the end of his life, God refers to David as “A man after God’s Heart”

The following is something David wrote that literally tells us unequivocally how to walk through life under God’s protective hand, (also referred to as dwelling under the shadow of the Almighty) so that no harm will befall you, and you will go through life with God’s blessings overtaking you where ever you go.

The 91st Psalms is short but incredibly significant, and is basically in two parts.

1. He describes the nature of the protection, then he tells you how anyone can qualify for it by taking some very simple steps. The first part of the 91st Psalms says this:

God Will Provide Scripture

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. (Psalms 91:1 Amplified Bible)

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust! For it is He who delivers you from the snare the trapper, (Satan) and from the deadly pestilence. (Psalms 91:2,3 New American Standard)

He covers you with his feathers, and you find shelter underneath his wings. (Psalms 91:4 Jerusalem Bible) You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow [the evil plots and slanders of the wicked] that flies by day…(Psalms 91:5 Amplified)… nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. (Psalms 91:6 New International Version)

A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not approach you…you yourself will remain unscathed…it shall not come near you…(Psalms 91:7 New American Standard-Jerusalem Bible-Amplified Bible) … you will only observe with your eyes… only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked. (Psalms 91:8 New International Version-Amplified Bible)

No evil will befall you… (Psalms 91:10 New American Standard) No disaster can overtake you, no plague, come near your tent: he will put you in his angels’ charge to guard you wherever you go. (Psalms 91:11 Jerusalem Bible)

Pretty powerful stuff, right? Keep reading more on God Will Provide →