I don’t need help!

Posted: 26th March 2013 by Sam McDonald in Topical
I don't need help, I need saving!

I don’t need help, I need saving!

I’ve looked at this verse before but now I want to look at it in a little different way.  Something caught my eye as well as my heart as I was reading one of my commentaries this morning.

Check this out; James 1:6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.

 The person James is talking about here is the person that want’s to keep their options open. They don’t really want to give it all to God, they just want a little help. So they ask God for “Help”. Seriously!

Let’s look at the definition of help;
1. To aid; to assist; to lend strength or means towards effecting a purpose; as, to help a man in his work; to help another in raising a building; to help one to pay his debts; to help the memory or the understanding.

Do you think Peter had anything at all to do with walking on the water? This isn’t about “Help” its about giving it to God, all to God and “Us” getting out of the way!

When Peter was out of the boat and walking across the water to Jesus and he lost sight of Him; What did Peter cry out? Did he say “Help me Jesus”? Oh I know, maybe it was “I almost have myself over to you Jesus, I just need a little help.” No! Peter was out of options, he knew he was out of options and he knew that there was nothing at all he could do. So Peter Cried out to Jesus, “Save Me”! Peter asked in faith without doubting.

Matthew 14:30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Think of how much better off we would be if we looked at everything like this; Lord, save me! I don’t need your help Lord, I need to be saved, saved from my financial ship that is sinking, saved from not being able to find a job, saved from gossiping about people at work. Insert your trials here. We need to take us out of it and let God be our only option.

When Lazarus was in the grave, he had no options he couldn’t even ask for help if he wanted to, but Jesus ordered the stone away and called him out. God wants to save us. You know the saying God helps those who help themselves? Lazarus would have stayed in that could tomb if that were the case. God helps the helpless.

Lord I don’t need your help, because that would mean I have something to do with it. Lord, I need to be saved, I’m helpless and in need.

  1. Tanya says:

    That was wonderful! I like that so much I am printing it out and putting on the wall 🙂

  2. Sam McDonald says:

    I think it’s interesting how we always hold on to our troubles, worries and cares even when we give them to God. I guess we need to feel like “we” had a part in it when God answers prayer. How great is our reward when God is our only option!