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 Thoseabout 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 Helplesspart 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.


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