Called for Help Lately?

How often do I actually call on God for help? I wondered after listening to Nancy Leigh DeMoss' opening message at Revive '13.

I'm realizing . . . not nearly often enough! Why? I think it's because:

1. I think I can handle it on my own, thank you very much. (So much for "Apart from me you can do nothing"!)

2. In the areas where I do realize I need help, I think God will get fed up with me calling out for help again . . . and again . . . and again . . . and again . . .

But I heard Nancy say it. "Jehovah Ezer never gets tired of us calling out for help."

What holds you back from asking for Jehovah Ezer's help more often?

Did you know Jehovah Ezer is one of God's names?! Jehovah Ezer, The Lord My Help. The One who helps me, supports me, comes to my aid, rescues me in my time of need. The One who comes running when I cry for help:

"There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in his majesty" (Deut. 33:26).

But I have to make the call first. Nancy likened it to needing an ambulance. Just thinking about an ambulance doesn't do anything—you have to dial 9–1–1 before one will come racing to your help.

So it is with our God who needs no one and nothing and yet delights in riding to our help. "Lord, I need You!" are some of the sweetest words to God's ears, Nancy said.

So I'm curious. Am I the only one? If not, what holds you back from asking for Jehovah Ezer's help more often?

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Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller

Paula has served with Revive Our Hearts for twelve years. She is the author of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom. There's nothing she loves to share more than the gospel-centered truths that have so transformed her own life: what it means on a daily basis to be "dead to sin, alive to God, and in Christ Jesus." Paula, Trevor, and their son, Iren, make their home in New York.

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