God Is Our Help
September 10, 2003
ILLUSTRATION: In an 1865 letter from William Tecumseh Sherman to U. S. Grant, he wrote, "I knew wherever I was that you thought of me, and if I got in a tight place you would come." --Source unknown
INTRODUCTION: Did you know that God thinks of us every hour of every day? The Psalmist wrote, "How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!  If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee (Psalm 139:17-18). And differently than General Grant who had limitations, God has no limitations; there will never be a time when He will be unable to help us.
The truth of the matter is that we need help from God
every single day of our lives...I need help--you need help. Thank God, we can come to Him for the help we need and know that He is always available to not only steer us in the right direction, but to provide those things essential to our well-being.
Psalm 46:1, "God is our refuge and strength, a very
present help in trouble."
Psalm 38:22, "Make haste to help me, O Lord my
Psalm 40:13, "Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me."
I would like for you to consider three things about God's help:
I. THE AVAILABILITY OF GOD'S HELP`
Have you ever witnessed a greater hour of need than the hour in which we live? And yet, people are so busy they don't seem to have time for God.
It is interesting to observe people as they move about in the busyness of daily affairs...up early in the morning to go to work, swing by the drive-in window for a breakfast burrito and a cup of coffee, and away we go. At five o'clock, we punch the time card and repeat the routine in reverse.
You know, it doesn't take long before that routine can become old? How many of us have said, "There are not enough hours in the day to get it all done?"
We have more conveniences t ...
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