A Prayer for When You Need Help
By Tiffany Thibault
I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. - Psalm 118:13
There are so many situations that cross our paths, that intrude into our lives, which so quickly throw us off balance. When those difficult, unexpected things happen, we feel as though we are falling. Relationship issues, job loss, illness. No person is exempt from difficult times.
Sometimes we can be strong enough to keep on moving through the situation, keeping our chin up, hoping that tomorrow will be a better day.
Then there are other times when we walk through seasons of struggles that causes us to drop to our knees as we emotionally stumble, crawl or drag ourselves through, hanging on it seems for dear life.
Seasons of hard circumstances and difficult relationships leave us exhausted emotionally and mentally discouraged. Seasons of job future outlooks and unknowns leave us worried and deprive us of our sleep. Seasons of grieving the loss of a child, spouse or parent leave our souls raw and empty.
There are times when too many struggles and difficult moments leave us gasping for breath, leaving us feeling as though the very ground has collapsed beneath us and we are falling, falling into a pit and cannot see the end of the fall.
Have faith though! Just as David, the author of this verse wrote: I was pushed hard, so that I was falling. He had many difficult situations in his life that he had to walk through, but he kept his eyes on the Lord through them all. His faith allowed him to not only endure but to grow tremendous faith through them all.
For us, it is while we are walking through the hardest moments of our lives, that usually find us pouring our fears and pain out to the Lord for His help. We can beg Him for mercy in this situation. We can plead with Him for some relief as we journey through. Even when we are falling, we can allow peace to flood our souls. Through it all, we can fully rely on His strength and grow our faith as we journey faithfully through our difficulties.
This verse encourages us to remember that the Lord is there to help us. There is no situation or circumstance that He cannot help us through.
As we continue through our lives, we can live a life of faith. We can walk boldly through each new circumstance, because we can trust God to be there. We can trust God to help us. As we remember how He helped us in the past, we can step forward in faith, in confidence, knowing that He will also see us through each new difficulty that enters into our life. We can boldly declare in faith, over all our circumstances and say: “The Lord helped me.”
Thank you for your faithfulness to me in the past as you helped me through difficult times. Thank you that there is no situation or circumstance that is too difficult for you. Lord, you promise here in your word, that you will help me. I need your help desperately right now. This situation is too much for me. I am overwhelmed and feel like I am falling. There is no one else who can help get me through this except you. Thank you Lord that you are near, that you hold my past, present and future in your hands. I walk in faith, thanking you Lord, that you will get me through this.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Tiffany Thibault enjoys living life with her husband, two teenage daughters and one very large dog. She homeschools her girls, and loves to write and speak about Jesus. She loves long walks, coffee and anything chocolate. You can find her over at www.TiffanyThibault.com.
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