Psalm 60:11 Seeking God’s Help

Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless. Psalm 60:11

Every person has times of trouble in which one needs help from someone else to make it. Finding that help that will actually help can be very difficult to impossible. While many people can sympathize with a person going through a difficult time, many are unable to really provide fulfilling help. Often the help provided will lead a person into more difficulties rather than leading them out of the problem without causing another problem. Solutions are usually just temporary, at best, and often led by a sinful heart.

David cries out to God asking for His help because the help of other people is useless.

The world is quick to provide solutions to many of the problems that people face from day to day. However, many of those solutions are based in sinful and selfish acts, rather than upon truth. Committing a sin to solve a problem may solve the temporary problem, but then creates an eternal problem of sin.

Repentance and forgiveness are often ignored in the process of attempting to solve the challenge in life. People will look at selfish ways to solve a problem, rather than look to God and His truth found in His word.

Instead of running to the world for help, believers need to seek God and His help. God will always lead the believer in the right way in every difficult situation. It may be that one needs to repent, other times it may mean that one needs to forgive. Either way, the believer needs to trust in God and His guidance, rather than self or of other people.

God will lead the believer either out of the trouble or through the trouble, but both require trust and obedience in Him.

Going through life you will have times of trouble in which you will seek some help to make it through. Make it your first priority to seek God’s help, before running to others or this world’s way of doing things.

Listen to what God says and how He will guide you in your time of difficulty. Be willing to repent and turn from sinful ways and be willing to forgive others and reconcile the problem. Know that God will lead you in the best way possible. Trust that God loves you and will lead you correctly during times of trouble and difficulties.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God’s help in times of trouble; that you will trust God’s guidance in your life; that God will reveal the worthlessness of the world’s guidance; and that you will have God’s strength to make it through hard times.

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