MEMORY VERSE: ‘The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.” ‘ (Psa. 12:5 [NLT]). 

It is a fallacy that heaven helps only those who help themselves. Are we all where we are today because we know how to help ourselves so well? Emphatically, it’s a blatant NO! 
An invalid (impotent) man at the pool of Bethesda had been sick and despondently lying at the pool for not less than 38 years until Jesus came to His aid. Others were helped of man but his case was different – Jesus helped him. His helplessness might not let him call Jesus to help him as he might have been tired of calling for help. At this God’s own beautiful time, the regular timing of angels to come and trouble the waters in order for his healing to take place was no longer required.

Paul, who felt he had no right to boast about anything, testified that God said that His grace was sufficient for him and that His strength was perfect in his weakness. God didn’t send some of us to one of the best schools in the country but by his sufficient grace, He gave us the excellent spirit to stand out among our equals. 
God helps those who are helpless. There are times when you cannot help yourself, even when you might have tried. At such a time as that, you should remember that the grace of God is sufficient for you (2 Cor 12:8,9). 
Finally, the world will always have its axioms and theorems but this one thing will always remain a reliable truth – with God, nothing shall be impossible (Luk 1:38). I, therefore, call to your cognizance in reverse of some fallacious believe corrected as follows- that God helps those that cannot help themselves.

PRAYER POINT: Our Father in heaven, we thank you that you are the help of the helpless. In the world, we are helpless but with you, we are sufficient and decisive. Thank you for being our strength. We refuse to waste our energy in an attempt to help ourselves when only you can really help. So help us God. Amen. 
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES: Joh. 5:1-9; 2 Cor. 12:8,9; Pro.  3:5,6; Luk 1:38.
Author: Godson Obe  E. I.

Source: Solemn Whispers Devotional

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