Everyone here at Maple Street Community Church needs help sometimes – just like everyone else in the world! The Bible assures us that help from God is always available. This is one of the most common themes in Scripture.
For example, Isaiah 41:10 reads, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Psalm 54:4 says, “Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.”
We’re all familiar with the idea of God as a protector and helper, but how do you actually get his help? Is there anything specific you need to do, any works you need to perform? We believe that there’s nothing you can do to earn the blessing of the Christian life. The relationship we have with God is a gift of Grace.
So, how do we get help from God?
As it says in Psalm 34:17, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Ask God for help when you need it, and help will reach you. The same thought is echoed in John 14:14: “If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.” Once you’ve done that, there’s nothing else to do. According to Mark 11:24: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Join us here at Maple Street Community Church and we’ll ask for help together.