There is a cry in the human soul. It is the cry from each of our hearts pleading for the involvement of God in the affairs of our lives. It is a persistent cry for God’s presence and power, and the hunger for a fresh revelation of God in our lives and situations.
Everyone has different things that they are going through at every moment. Right now, there is a special thing you desire which your heart is crying out for. Maybe you have no helper and you are in need of help or you are going through some stuff, and those who started with you have abandoned you.
People who used to help you are no longer helping you. Or maybe the battle of life has lasted so long that it has become your battle alone. Perhaps your present problem has isolated you because problems tend to isolate us. Our need and dependence on God is the hallmark of the gospel.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is different from the humanist approach to the problems of life. The gospel is not about man doing something, but about God doing everything. All that man is expected to do is receive what God has freely done for him.
The gospel is about man reaching out to God who is loving and caring enough to already have reached out even before man knew that he needed Him. God did not make a world in which He would be irrelevant. He created a world that cannot survive without Him.
Man needs God to survive the way fish needs water to survive. Humanists tell us that you can live your life by doing and taking some steps. They say, “Do this and do that…” but the gospel says, “It has all been done by Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe and receive.”
God’s help is very real and tangible, and you can experience God’s help in your time of need. God wants to be a personal God to all of us. The reason we come to church is so that we can encounter His presence and encounter Him in a personal and intimate way.
While God is present everywhere, He does not manifest everywhere. He does however manifest when we demand and ask Him to help us. Exodus 33:14, “And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” The presence of the Lord contains all that God is and it contains all that man needs.
Excerpts from the message ‘Oh Lord, I need Your help’ preached by Pastor Alex Adegboye