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Do You Need Help? (4-min worship video)

I Lift My Eyes UpDo You Need Help?

Truth is, we always need God’s help.  Even when we don’t realize it.  Especially when we don’t realize it.

We need God to strengthen our faith, guide our decisions, protect us from sin, provide for our needs, satisfy our hearts — and humble us so we see how weak we are without him.

Good News

In Psalm 121 the psalmist knows he needs help, and asks where he can find it —

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? (Psalm 121:1)

As soon as he asks, he knows the answer —

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:2)

He knows from Scripture that God promises to be his helper —

There is none like God … who rides through the heavens to your help. (Deuteronomy 33:26)

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up … and called its name Ebenezer [“stone of help”]; for he said, “Till now the LORD has helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12)

 And Jehoshaphat cried out, and the LORD helped him. (2 Chronicles 18:31)

Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:20)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

Behold, God is my helper. (Psalm 54:4)

O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:9)

So the psalmist knew God would help him.  And we can be assured that God will help us.  But there’s more —

Who Made Heaven And Earth

The psalmist knows something crucial about the God who promises to help us —

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.  (Psalm 121:2)

So the God who promises to help us is the One who made heaven and earth.  How does that help us?

It’s one thing for your 5-year old to promise his help.  But the help he can give is limited.

But the God who promises his help made heaven and earth.  Which means he has

  • infinite power — think of the size of the universe.
  • perfect wisdom — think of the design and beauty and harmony.
  • overflowing love — freely giving us life and bodies and earth and a universe in which to enjoy him forever.

So think of whatever problem you face.  The God who has infinite power, perfect, wisdom, and overflowing love promises to help you.

He will always help you, whenever you need help.

So turn to him — in Jesus’ name.  Call upon him.  Ask for his help.  Trust him.  He will help you.

And in the meantime, let this worship song encourage you —


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